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MS Dhoni is one of very few genuine massive high-pressure players, Yuvraj Singh isn’t, says Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has said that it was the right call to promote MS Dhoni ahead of Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final as the former is one of those genuine massive high-pressure players while the latter isn’t. MS Dhoni scored a game-changing knock of 91 runs to help the team lift the trophy.
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newscricketa year ago

No one talks about Yuvraj Singh and we keep talking about one six, rues Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has stated that it's unfortunate that people talk only about a six and not about Yuvraj Singh or other star performers from the 2011 World Cup win. Gambhir also termed Yuvraj as the biggest unsung hero from both of India's World Cup wins.
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newscricketa year ago

Came to know 48 hours before the World Cup final that I was not playing, recalls Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra, who played an integral part in the 2011 World Cup semi-final, recalled that he came to know 48 hours before the final that he wouldn’t be part of the playing XI. Nehra also recollected how the team stuck by the plan and also credited Raina and Sehwag for the semi-final win.
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newscricket2 years ago

Fortunate to be the director of cricket from a young age, shared Mike Hesson

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson has stated that he was fortunate to get the role of the director of cricket at a very young age and enjoyed his role. Recalling his stint with Kenya, he added that he loved coaching Kenya but coaching home side was special. 
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newscricket2 years ago

Sachin informed me that he was batting out of position; wanted to give up cricket, reveals Gary Kirste

Gary Kirsten has revealed that when he took over the Indian cricket team’s coach role, Sachin Tendulkar walked up to him where he wanted to give up cricket as he was not enjoying his cricket. He also opened up on how he had to facilitate an environment which could get the best out of Sachin.
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newscricket2 years ago

Along with MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, selectors also backstabbed Yuvraj, alleges Yograj Singh

Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has opined that selectors were equally to blame for his son’s unceremonious sacking from the Indian squad, along with two skippers MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. He has also added that all great players should get a send-off based on their performances.
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newscricket2 years ago

Yuvraj Singh was impeccable under MS Dhoni's leadership, recalls Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra has recalled that the all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was at his peak under the leadership of MS Dhoni since 2007. He also added that it was brilliant to see how he braved sickness and played in the 2011 World Cup but reminded that Yuvraj’s best knocks came under Dhoni’s leadership.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2011 | Yuvraj Singh gave us that balance of the fifth bowler, reveals Zaheer Khan

On India's nine-year anniversary of the 2011 World Cup win, Zaheer Khan has opined that Yuvraj Singh gave a cutting edge to the bowling attack with his full quota of overs in almost every match. Yuvraj emerged as the biggest star for India, scoring 362 runs and picking 15 wickets to go with that.
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newscricket2 years ago

2011 World Cup was won by entire India, not by one Six, states Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is clearly not pleased with the importance given to the MS Dhoni World Cup final six, reminding that the WC was won by the entire Indian team and support staff. Gambhir scored a valuable 97 runs in the final to compliment MS Dhoni’s match-winning effort of unbeaten 91 runs.
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newscricket2 years ago

MS Dhoni's 2011 World Cup final innings one of the best innings I had seen under pressure, asserts Simon Taufell

Simon Taufell has rewinded the clock back to the 2011 WC final and stated that MS Dhoni's 91-run innings was one of the best under pressure he had ever seen. The umpire has also added the fireworks after the game had him ducking for cover along with the players, who were diving for souvenir stumps.
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