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Take a look at Twitter world's reactions to the WT20 final...

Last updated on: April 07, 2014 12:50 IST

Don't be so bitter about one bad day: Harbhajan on Yuvraj

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Facing a barrage of criticism for his slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh found support from his teammate and close friend Harbhajan Singh, who urged fans to not be bitter about just "one bad day".

"Shocking to see everyone blaming @yuvstrong12. Guys this man has won you two World Cups. One of the rare match winners India has produced," tweeted Harbhajan.

Yuvraj has been criticised by the game's observers and ridiculed by fans online for scoring just 11 runs off 21 balls, which led to India totaling a mere 130, a target that was overhauled in 17.5 overs by Sri Lanka in the final last night.

But Harbhajan called for some perspective while analyzing the dashing left-hander, who has been a proven performer.

"From first Under 19 World Cup to Natwest to 2007 T20 to 2011 World Cup. Find me a player who has done so much in big matches. One bad day and we become so bitter," said the veteran off-spinner, who is currently out of favour.

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Image: India's Yuvraj Singh leaves the field after being dismissed
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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'It hurts'

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Meanwhile, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed his disappointment at India's loss.

"That was a tough pill to swallow, oucchhhh it hurts. Anyways well done to Mahela, Sanga and the whole team," said Ashwin, referring to Sri Lanka's retired veterans Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara.

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Image: India players react after losing the ICC World Twenty20 final
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Praise for Jayawardene and Sangakkara

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Praise trickled in for Sri Lankan players from others in the cricketing fraternity as well.

"Congratulations Sri Lanka, well played tonight.  Bad luck to the Indian team, hold your heads high... Thanks for the hospitality Bangladesh," tweeeted Australian spin legend Shane Warne.

"Great way for @KumarSanga2 and @MahelaJay to finish in T20.....Quality players and great men.... #WT20Champions," added former England captain Michael Vaughan.


Image: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara after the triumph
Photographs: ICC on Twitter

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