Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh lashed out as the team management after the ‘Men in Blue’ crashed out of the World Cup following their defeat at the hands of New Zealand in first semi-final, reports hindustantimes.com.
Virat Kohli and his troops succumbed to an 18-run defeat after a rare top-order collapse despite fighting half-centuries from all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yuvraj was critical of India’s handling of the crucial number four spot and he also spoke regarding Ambati Rayudu, who called time on his career after failing to seal a place in the World Cup squad.“The team management should have groomed someone,” Yuvraj Singh told Times of India. “If someone was failing at No. 4, the team management should have told that player that he was going to play the World Cup. Like in the 2003 World Cup, we were playing New Zealand before the tournament, everybody was failing. But the same team played in the World Cup.”