The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, which has brought it to a standstill. Cricketers have quarantined themselves amidst the lockdown, which has given them plenty of time to interact with fans. Several cricketers have been giving their opinion to either media outlets or their teammates during Instagram live sessions. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been immensely vocal about his views on the current Indian team and once again, spoke out against it.
In an Instagram live session, Yuvraj Singh criticized the appointment of Vikram Rathour as India's batting coach. The former all-rounder also questioned Rathour's ability to guide Indian players in T20 cricket. Yuvraj Singh went on to question the credentials of Vikram Rathour, saying that he has just played six Tests and seven ODIs for India between 1996 and 1997.
Yuvraj Singh said that Vikram Rathour is his friend but he doesn't think he can help the Indian players in T20Is. Yuvraj Singh also said that the players of different personalities should be dealt with differently and gave an example of how he would have dealt with the players like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. Yuvraj Singh said if he was the coach of the Indian team, he would tell goodnight to Bumrah at 9 pm and take Hardik Pandya out for a drink at 10 pm.
Yuvraj Singh also seemed to take a dig at Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. The southpaw said that the current guys have no one to talk to and take advice. When he was asked if it is Ravi Shastri's job to guide the players, Yuvraj said that he doesn't know if Ravi Shastri is doing so but he could be occupied with other things.
Yuvraj also said that coaches cannot tell all players to just go out and play their game and express themselves. He added that this approach may work with someone like Virender Sehwag but this will never work with someone like Cheteshwar Pujara. He pointed out that the coaching staff need to realise these things.
Yuvraj Singh created the record of the fastest T20 fifty (in 12 balls) after smashing Stuart Broad for six sixes during the inaugural T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa. The record is still intact even after 13 years and the southpaw feels Hardik Pandya has the ability to break it. However, he also highlighted the importance of guiding the youngsters properly.