Yuvraj Singh: The fighter Part -3


Part I, II, IV In the year 2009, Yuvraj scored a century against West Indies on 26th June 2009. He scored 131 facing 134 balls. For his next century he has to wait for 632 days which is almost two years. He scored another century against West Indies on 20th March 2011. During this time period, Yuvraj got injured and his body looked fatigue. Even when India started their World Cup campaign, Yuvraj was in the pain while he was performing for the team India. He would score massive runs in the World Cup 2011 and certainly chip in when Dhoni needed wickets. He struggled during running between the wickets, shortness of breath and at times looking pale. After the end of the World Cup , he would be diagnosed with the tumor in his lungs which will explain why he was in so much pain during the world cup. Rising to the occasion and fight till the very end will help India beat Australia. The best performance  of the world cup will come against Australia. India was struggling at 143/3. Yuvraj walks in when Sachin, Sehwag and Kohli are back in the pavilion.
The real difference between Indian batters and Yuvraj Singh is the intent. You could see the intent that Yuvraj doesn’t want to repeat the history of 2003 World Cup final. There is a lot of pressure as Australia has never been beaten in the world cup since 1996 world cup .  They have won 1999,2003 and 2007 world cup. To win 2011 World Cup, there is one man standing between 2011 World Cup title and Australia, He is Yuvraj Singh. Even India loose two more wickets in the form of Gambhir and Dhoni; it still doesn’t improve their chances of winning this quarter final. Yuvraj Singh 57* not out will see India going in to the semifinal against arch rival Pakistan. In the last decade this will be the very first time when Australian World Cup campaign will come to a crashing halt.  If we are proud of winning the World Cup 2011, the biggest contributor in that world cup was Yuvraj Singh. No Kohli, No Sachin, No Dhoni even not Sehwag or Gambhir.

Indian cricket team batsman Yuvraj Singh lofts a ball for a sixer against Australia during the second semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban, 22 September 2007. India who won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia is playing on 184-4 in the 20th over.
Indian cricket team batsman Yuvraj Singh lofts a ball for a sixer against Australia during the second semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban, 22 September 2007. India who won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia is playing on 184-4 in the 20th over.

It was the flamboyant prince of cricket – Yuvraj Singh

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