Why did Yuvraj Singh not become the captain of Team India because of Sachin Tendulkar and Greg Chappell?

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Yuvraj Singh said that I was suddenly removed as vice-captain, at that time Virender Sehwag was not in the team. Then Mahi was made the captain for the T20 World Cup 2007.

Yuvraj Singh On Sachin Tendulkar & Greg Chappell:Why did Mahendra Singh Dhoni get the captaincy of Team India? While Yuvraj Singh was senior in that team, Mahi was junior to him. However, that Indian team had players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Why was Mahendra Singh Dhoni made the captain instead of Yuvraj Singh? Yuvraj Singh has given a statement on this. In a conversation with former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, Yuvraj Singh told why Mahi was selected as the captain? Yuvi said that he did not become the captain of Team India because of Sachin Tendulkar and Greg Chappell.

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‘I stood with my teammate, who got punished’

Yuvraj Singh said that I stood with my teammate, for which I was punished. Apart from this, he did not get any attention from many BCCI officials. However, Yuvi clearly said that he has no regrets about not becoming the captain. I think my stand was clear. If I have to do it again I will do it, I will stand by, I have no regrets on my decision. 

‘My wish was to become a captain…’

Sanjay Manjrekar asked Yuvraj Singh, didn’t you aspire to become the captain of Team India? In response to this question, Yuvraj Singh said that my wish was to become the captain… I thought that I would become the captain, but when the Greg Chappell controversy happened, at that time I had two options, to support Greg Chappell or to support myself. Team mate’s… I supported my team mate. But many BCCI officials did not like my decision. After which he said that apart from me, he can make any other player the captain. This is what I heard… I don’t know how much truth is there in these things.

‘…then made Mahi the captain for T20 World Cup 2007’

Yuvraj Singh said that he was suddenly removed as vice-captain, at that time Virender Sehwag was not in the team. Then Mahi was made the captain for the T20 World Cup 2007. I felt that at that time the decision went against me. But I have no regrets. If the situation were like that again today, I would do the same thing, stand with my teammates again.

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