Mar 08, 2008 at 10:44am IST

Vengsarkar says Yuvraj let him down

New Delhi: Team India may have sealed the season of controversies with an incredible win over Australia in the CB series Down Under, but the euphoria is fast wearing off.

Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar has said that he is disappointed with the performance of India vice-captain Yuvraj Singh.

In an interview published in the latest edition of news magazine Week Vengsarkar says Yuvraj has to be more consistent in his game and must perform to the potential of his talent.

SELECTOR'S CHOICE: Dilip Vengsarkar says he expected more from Yuvraj Singh.

He also says the flambuoyant cricketer’s performance is key to India becoming world beaters. Vengsarkar's comments come just two days after the Men in Blue reached home to a heroes’ welcome following the victory against Australia.

The chief selector said while Yuvraj has been in the team for about eight years, he has failed to establish himself as a Test player. He added Yuvraj only had himself to blame.

"I am disappointed as I always had expectations from him. Yuvraj needs to be more consistent. He is a great talent but he has to perform to his potential," the Week quotes him as saying.

But he was all praises for India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who he said has “really matured as a skipper”. Vengsarkar says Dhoni believes in his players and that was the most important part of being a skipper.

But Vengsarkar’s comments haven’t cut ice with Team India Assistant coach Lalchand Rajput. “All players have a bad patch. Yuvraj has to work hard to cement his place in this team. I am surprised at Vengsarkar’s comments and people should know what they are speaking against,” Rajput told CNN-IBN.

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