GWALIOR, March 16 (PTI): Praising Mahendra Singh Dhoni�s efficient leadership, out-of-favour Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that the team�s spectacular showing in this edition so far makes him believe that the Men in Blue can retain the trophy. �The way the Indian cricket team is performing under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the World Cup clearly manifests that it will retain the world champions title,� Yuvraj, who inaugurated a cricket academy at ITM University here, told reporters.
The left-handed batsman also opines that Dhoni�s strategies have worked well against the big teams in the 50-over showpiece event. Yuvraj recalled the days of playing against Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar alongwith captain Sourav Ganguly in Karachi. �His balling speed was over 150 km which was a challenge,� the all-rounder recounted.
Yuvraj also said in a lighter vein that Akhtar is a good commentator as well.