New Delhi: Former Team India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is known for his stormy batting. His six sixes in six balls are quite famous. He has played many international innings with MS Dhoni. The most notable of these include India’s title victories in T20 World Cup 2007 and ODI World Cup 2011.
Dhoni was a great finisher
Dhoni was the captain of the team in both the tournaments and Yuvraj was the player of the tournament both times. While both the players are known for their ability to score big runs, former Sri Lanka captain Russell Arnold believes that the major difference between the two was that Dhoni was consistently better at playing defensively and aggressively when required. While Yuvraj cannot handle the pressure. Arnold said it is this ability that made Dhoni a consistent finisher.
Dhoni could hit big sixes
Arnold said in a conversation with former India batsman WV Raman – Dhoni could have played both the roles. There are very few who can do this. The meaning of both the roles – he could do so when there was a need to withstand the pressure. That was my strength too, but I could not hit 15 runs per over consistently, but Dhoni could hit big sixes when he needed 15 or 20 runs per over.
Yuvraj could not handle the pressure
Arnold further said – You get flamboyant players like Yuvraj Singh, but Yuvraj could not handle the pressure when needed. Yuvraj had to be the boss to express himself. Only then he could give his best. And Dhoni was the best at both the ends. Yuvraj made his debut for India in October 2000 and announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in June 2019. On the other hand, Dhoni made his debut in December 2004 and retired in August 2020. His last match was the India vs New Zealand 2019 World Cup semi-final.