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WT20 snapshots: 'Yuvraj should not be singled out for India's loss'

April 07, 2014 09:56 IST

WT20 snapshots: 'Yuvraj should not be singled out for India's loss'

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Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls, should not be singled out for India's loss in the ICC World T20 final.

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"Yuvraj should not be singled out," Yograj said when asked if his son consuming 21 deliveries was the main reason behind India loosing the title clash against Sri Lanka at Mirpur.

Even as Virat Kohli struck his fourth half century of the tournament with yet another superb effort, the Lankan bowlers applied brakes on the scoring while Yuvraj faced the bowling, which hampered the scoring rate to a large extent.

Yuvraj’s innings turned out to be a disaster as he was completely out of sorts which even frustrated the in-form batsman at the other end.

The last four overs produced only 19 runs due to Yuvraj's failure.

"When we loose there is criticism from all sides. Ups and downs are part of life and part of this game as well," he said.

Referring to the lean patch Yuvraj has gone through in recent times, Yograj said, "When a player goes through a lean patch, the state of mind becomes such that he starts thinking if he does not make runs he may be out of the team or the team may lose."

He felt Yuvraj should play more domestic cricket and suggested that he should also spend some days with his father to receive coaching tips.


Image: Yuvraj Singh
Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images