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2011 WC Final: Yuvraj Singh reveals why Dhoni was promoted following a ‘dressing room conversation’

Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the series in the 2011 World Cup for scoring 362 runs and picking 15 wickets.

2nd April 2011 is a day etched in Indian cricket history. India lifted the World cup after 28 years. Ravi Shastri’s famous commentary “Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!” India has to chase 275 down. The early wickets of Sachin and Sehwag shook India. However, young Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir stabilized the inning by scoring 97 and 35 respectively. However, as Virat was dismissed MS Dhoni came out to bat. This decision left everybody in shock as MS Dhoni was sent ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh. Recently, Yuvraj Singh opened up about the change in the batting order. He made it clear that it was rather a collective decision. It worked out for the team as Dhoni played an exceptional knock of 91*.

Yuvraj Singh was the biggest contributor to the Indian team’s win. He consistently scored runs in the tournament. He wasn’t aware that he was fighting cancer. It took a massive toll on his body, but with his grit and perseverance he went on to become the Man of the Series.

Yuvraj Singh reveals why Dhoni was promoted in 2011 WC

“Mahi going to bat ahead of me in the 2011 World Cup final was more of a team decision, I think. When Virat and Gautam were in the middle of a decent partnership, a conversation had happened in the dressing room. Viru, Sachin, Gary and Mahi may have had a discussion and planned that a left-right combination is needed in the middle because two off-spinners were bowling at that time. It was decided that if Virat gets out Mahi will go in the middle and if Gautam gets out, I will bat next.”

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