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MS Dhoni told selectors that Yuvraj Singh was not needed in World Cup 2015 squad, claims father Yograj; son differs

Yograj Singh made a controversial claim that Dhoni did not want his son in India's World Cup squad.

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Yuvraj Singh is not part of India’s World Cup team playing in Australia and New Zealand. (Source: Express File)

Yuvraj Singh’s mercurial father Yograj made a controversial claim that Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not want his son in India’s World Cup squad, only to be dismissed by the left-hand batsman himself minutes later.

“I was shocked when I learnt that Yuvraj Singh was not in the World Cup squad. If MS Dhoni is having personal issues with my son, I won’t do anything, god will do justice. He (Dhoni) told the selectors that Yuvraj was not needed in the squad,” said Yograj.

However, it did not take long for Yuvraj to clear the air.

Yograj’s comments came on a day when his son was bought for a record Rs 16 crore at the IPL auction in Bangalore. The stylish batsman was also the costliest player in the last auction, going for Rs 14 crore.

Yuvraj is not part of the Indian World Cup team playing Down Under after being the star of the tournament in the side’s triumph four years ago.

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Yograj, a former cricketer, also got philosophical while batting for his son.

“Dhoni as leader should back senior players who go through a temporary tough phase. I don’t know why he did not want Yuvraj in the team. My son has always praised Dhoni,” he said.