Upset that his son was left out of the Indian World Cup squad, cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj Singh on Monday let loose an angry tirade against skipper MS Dhoni, comparing him to mythical demon king Ravana.
Speaking to a Hindi news channel, Yograj slammed Dhoni for "laughing at the media".
"There was a time when he had nothing but today he sits in front of media and rips them off. He laughs at media who has given him so much hype. He laughs at the Indian people who clap when he scores a run. Honestly, if I were a mediaperson, I would have slapped Dhoni right there," he said.
Blaming Dhoni for India's loss in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia, Yograj said, "In the 2011 final, Yuvraj was going to bat but Dhoni stopped him and went to bat and became a hero. Why didn't he bat at No 4 this time? Why did he go at No 6? If he considers himself this great, then he should have batted at No 6 and guided India to a win against Australia."
Yuvraj who won the Man Of The Series award in the 2011 World Cup, was one of the five cricketers who was left out by the selectors this year.
Seething visibly, Yograj then went on to compare Dhoni to Ravana. "Dhoni is arrogant. The way Ravana’s pride came to an end, Dhoni will also suffer some day. I have never seen a terrible person like him in my life," he said.
Earlier in February, Yograj had alleged that Dhoni had some personal issues with Yuvraj, and that that was the reason he was left out of the 2015 World Cup team. "If Dhoni is having personal issues with my son, I won't do anything, God will do justice. Pray India wins World Cup under your captaincy but nothing can be more sad that you behaved this way," he had said.