Melbourne, Jan 29: Yuvraj Singh has returned to the Indian team but he has been kept waiting to bat as the top order once again delivered big in the 2nd Twenty20 International against Australia today (January 29). And fans on social media began to make fun of Yuvraj's father Yograj Singh, India's former Test cricketer.
Yograj, not long ago, had blamed captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for not picking his son in the Indian team. Yuvraj had not played international cricket since the ICC World Twenty20 final in April 2014. The left-handed all-rounder was recalled for the Australian tour, for T20Is.
The 34-year-old made it to the Playing XI in the opening T20I at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday (January 26). India won that game by 37 runs after scoring 188/3 in 20 overs. Dhoni had promoted himself ahead of Yuvraj. And today with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's half centuries and Dhoni again batting up the order, at 4, Yuvraj's wait continued. (Dhoni will become penniless: Yograj)
After the game in Adelaide, Dhoni had said he had batted ahead of Yuvraj since the left-hander did not have enough practice, landing only few days before the match. He had mentioned that Yuvraj and Suresh Raina had only one 'net' session.
Dhoni and India's fans took the opportunity on Friday to make fun of Yograj. They started to write how Yograj would blame Dhoni for his son not getting batting in 2 games. Yograj Singh was trending on Twitter as India posted 184/3 in 20 overs at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Here are some of the fun tweets targeting Yograj Singh
Yograj Singh might go to Police station to Lodge FIR against Dhoni for not letting Yuvraj to bat. #IndvsAus— GAURAV SUMAN (@gauravsuman2) January 29, 2016
When we were losing, Dhoni is the reason! When we are winning, Yuvi is the reason- yograj singh— Good Doctor (@iamthemaulik) January 29, 2016
MS DHONI's security upgraded to Z From Y as he came ahead of @YUVSTRONG12 to bat : Sutra . Yograj Singh trending already ...— $u₹end₹aaa (@bLazyThinkCrazy) January 29, 2016
"Yograj Singh" On Any Given Date he will Welcome Dhoni in a very Cordial Manner like This pic.twitter.com/CX13XAiQwa— Aneelgs (@Aneelgs) January 29, 2016
Looks like BCCI selected Yuvraj for Australia just to avoid Yograj Singh's Pravachan for Dhoni. #IndvsAus— TheFrustratedIndian (@FrustIndian) January 29, 2016
Rohit Sharma run-out !! Yograj Singh - Yeahh !! My Son can Bat now.. *Dhoni promotes himself* YS - Dhoni will be penniless one day #IndvsAus— Dèépak (@DeepakB7) January 29, 2016
"Batting diya nahi, abhi Maxwell ke samne bowling deke 1 over me 20 run pitwa dega Dhoni. Mere Yuvraj ka Career barbaad" - Yograj Singh— Aadha_Kameena.. (@patrose2020) January 29, 2016
Yuvraj Singh went to Australia just to make Yograj Singh trend on Twitter— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 29, 2016