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‘Yuvraj more delightful to watch than Sachin, Sehwag’

cricket Updated: Nov 19, 2008 23:37 IST
Subhash Rajta
Subhash Rajta
Hindustan Times
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MS Dhoni has probably paid Yuvraj Singh the best compliment the left hander has ever received on his power-packed bating. "He is a pleasure to watch when in full flow. Even Sachin and Sehwag are so, but Yuvraj somehow stands out…he is such a strong hitter," said the Indian skipper, putting the southpaw ahead of the other two in terms of sheer destructiveness.

Continuing with his praise, Dhoni said the left-hander is amongst the best and even the top bowlers struggle against him when on song. The skipper also looked impressed with Yuvraj's ability to force the pace in the middle and the slog overs. "It's generally the left-handers launching a successful assault in the slog overs, for I feel the right-handers have been sorted out. Bowlers are pretty accurate with their yorkers and low full tosses against the right-handers, but they normally struggle to get it right against the left-handers," said Dhoni.

The skipper said that it would be great if Yuvraj could complete a hat-trick of centuries at Kanpur. "I am not sure if anyone else has accomplished this feat. So it would be great for him as well as the team if he actually does it," said Dhoni.

As for how he handles the southpaw, the skipper said players just need to be backed and motivated when passing through a rough phase. "but when he is in such nick, all I say is see the ball, hit the ball," said Dhoni.