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Captaincy off his shoulder, Dhoni-Yuvraj combine to give India a fearless middle order

India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 11 Jan 2017, 12:12:45 IST
India TV Sports Desk

A chat video with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, posted by Yuvraj Singh seems to have put an end to all the rumours about the two sharing bitter relations. 

The video posted by Yuvraj, after the practice match between India A and England, gives out an impression of great camaraderie between two of India’s greatest run machines. 

With his hands around Dhoni’s shoulder, the video posted on Twitter and Instagram comes with the message, “Well done @msdhoni on your career as captain ! 3 major wins 2 w cups, time to unleash the old dhoni (sic)”. 

Yuvraj asked Dhoni about his journey as India captain to which he said, "The journey has been good, fantastic. It's good to have players like you (Yuvraj) the job becomes much more easier. Enjoyed my 10 years and hopefully I'll enjoy more whatever I have."

Paying a tribute to his former skipper, Yuvraj said, "You have been one of the best captains ever. It's been amazing playing under you, winning three big championships, the World Cup and being the number one Test team in the world under you.

"Thanks for giving me the opportunity to go and slog as always."

Referring to Yuvraj's six consecutive sixes in the inaugural World T20, Dhoni said, "Thanks to you I witnessed the six sixes from the best seat."

Dhoni was at the non-striker's end while Yuvraj bludgeoned Stuart Broad.

Few days ago, Yuvraj had said that he is looking forward to partnering with Dhoni once again in the middle-order and play fearless cricket like the way they used to before. 

Now that the burden of captaincy is no longer on Dhoni’s shoulders, it is expected that he will bat up the order and play an attacking brand of cricket.