One of Indian cricket's eternal comeback men Yuvraj Singh hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to quit limited-overs captaincy as he feels that they can now conjure up the magic of their good old days and enthral fans with their "fearless brand of cricket".
It will be like the old days playing with him (Dhoni) when we had started. Obviously, I started much before him (Yuvraj made his India debut in 2000 and Dhoni in 2004) but back then, we were fearless when we used to play together. We can do the same this time in the upcoming series (against England).Yuvraj Singh
Having been a key part of the Dhoni-led World Cup winning teams (2007 and 2011), Yuvraj lauded the batsman-wicketkeeper’s contribution to Indian cricket both as a player and captain.
We were the number one side, won two World Cups, and I think these are like amazing achievements. I am not sure how many captains have done that. He has been very calm and composed.Yuvraj Singh
"I think he took a very good decision in stepping down as he must have felt that the next guy to take over and build the team for 2019 World Cup and saw that in Virat (sic). I believe he still has a lot to contribute to this team as a player," added Yuvraj.
Making his fifth comeback to the team, Yuvraj feels that new ODI skipper Virat Kohli inspires others with his own performances.
Talking about Virat Kohli, I have seen him grow up in front of my eyes as a youngster and was always getting better and better. What’s special about Virat is that he commands performance (sic). He has been very consistent throughout his career and that fire and consistency has converted him into a very good captain.Yuvraj Singh
"I think that is what he demands from the team all the time. 100 percent commitment. And that's the hallmark of a good captain. Every year he gets better with his performances. He, I think, sets his own goals and tries to get better with every performance,” said Yuvraj.
(With inputs from PTI)