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Yuvraj says India doesn't need No.4 batsman

Mumbai: A day after Harbhajan Singh wondered why Suryakumar Yadav is overlooked, his longtime teammate and former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh once again took a dig at the Indian team's middle-order ordeal, saying they are very strong and don't need reinforecements.

"Don't know why he doesn't get picked for india after scoring runs heavily in domestic cricket @surya_14kumar keep working hard.. your time will come," Harbhajan tweeted on Sunday after Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar smashed a whirlwind 81 runs off 31 balls during Mumbai's clash against Chhattisgarh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yuvraj remarked: "Yaar I told you ! They don't need a no 4 top order is very strong (sic)." Yuvraj recently ruffled a few feathers by saying in an interview to a TV channel that he was not picked for the Indian team despite passing the mandatory Yo-Yo test.

The Player of the Tournament in India's triumphant World Cup campaign in 2011, Yuvraj was dropped after the 2017 tour of the West Indies as he was going through a lean patch.

Earlier this year, he called time on his career. "Never thought that I would be dropped after being named the Man of the Match in two games out of the 8-9 I played after the Champions Trophy in 2017. I got injured and I was told to prepare for the Sri Lanka series. Then suddenly, the Yo-Yo test came into the picture. It was a u-turn in my selection. Suddenly I had to go back and prepare for the Yo-Yo test at the age of 36."

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