Back in 2007, Yuvraj Singh was tipped by many to succeed Rahul Dravid as India’s captain. While he did wonders in the shorter formats, he could not cement a place in the Test side. On the other hand, MS Dhoni only continued to excel in all formats. He beat Yuvraj in the race to India’s captaincy; however, the latter played a key role in Dhoni’s first assignment as skipper — ICC World T20 2007. Riding on Yuvraj’s form, India won the trophy and nine years later both once again find themselves in the same team and for the same objective.

In ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Yuvraj’s heroics won India the trophy and earned him the Player of the tournament award. Bouts with cancer and then with form saw Yuvraj losing his place in the national side. Many blamed Dhoni for this and it was perceived that the on and off field camaraderie had grown into enmity.

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Things turned worse when Yuvraj was not picked for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and his father, a former Indian cricketer himself Yograj Singh lashed out at Dhoni, saying that he kept Yuvraj out for personal reasons.

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He later also compared the Indian skipper to mythological villain Ravana and cured him that he will be penniless one day. Yuvraj through a tweet distanced himself from the comments:

Good performances in domestic cricket saw Yuvraj return to the national side in T20 format. He is one of the key members of the side for the ongoing Asia Cup and upcoming ICC World T20. Prior to the opening game of Asia Cup against Bangladesh, Dhoni was uncertain to play as he suffered from a muscle spasm in the back. He still managed to pass the fitness test and play the game.

During the game, Dhoni felt some discomfort while keeping wickets and called for a back belt. He was looking to strap it on when Yuvraj noticed this and ran to his friend’s aid helping him put it on. The below image perfectly sums up the moment and shows ‘all is well’ in Indian cricket. Hope Yograj Singh has seen this.