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Team upset with Yuvraj's attitude: reports
December 30, 2007 20:45 IST
As if Yuvraj Singh's [Images] failure with the bat in the first Test against Australia was not bad enough, the left-hander's attitude has now become an issue with the Indian team management.
"Yes, there's a problem with Yuvraj's attitude. We will have to have a one-on-one with him in Sydney," Lalchand Rajput, assistant coach of the team, was quoted as saying by The Age.
The Australian daily claimed Yuvraj's attitude during the Boxing Day Test "infuriated members of the Indian side".
It also went on to say that the left-hander's "air of indifference", coupled with his failure with the bat at MCG, might cost him his place in the side, paving the way for either Virender Sehwag [Images] or Dinesh Karthik [Images] to open the innings.
Yuvraj scored 0 and 5 in the match and it was to accommodate him that the team think-tank had decided to open with Rahul Dravid [Images], a move that came a cropper as Australia romped to a 337-run win to take 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Yuvraj was also fortunate to escape a fine from match referee Mike Procter for lingering at the crease after umpire Billy Bowden had adjudged him caught behind off Stuart Clark for a first-innings duck.
The 26-year-old again stood his ground after Brad Hogg [Images] trapped him leg before wicket for five in the second innings.
He later attended a hearing but was declared not guilty of breach of the ICC [Images] code of conduct.