The former Indian middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh has revealed that he was not in a great frame of mind during the T20 World Cup of 2014 because there was an atmosphere around the team that he could be dropped from the squad.
While Yuvraj Singh is remembered for his glorious performances in two of India’s World Cup winning campaigns in 2007 and 2011 respectively, he also takes a fair bit of flak for his knock of 11 runs in the final of T20 World Cup, 2014.
Yuvraj batted at no. 4 for India in that game against Sri Lanka and took 21 balls to score those 11 runs which sucked the momentum out of India’s innings.
Virat Kohli, who was the vice captain of India at that stage, was going great guns at one end, but was not getting ample support from Yuvraj at the other end and Sri Lanka managed to shift the pressure back to India all the time by bowling dot balls at Yuvraj’s end.
I tried to get out, but couldn’t get out: Yuvraj Singh
According to Yuvraj Singh, who was speaking exclusively on Sports18 recently, it happens in sports and life at times that people aren’t able to do what they want to do. Yuvraj said that he wanted to play his shots, but he wasn’t middling the ball. He even tried to get out, but he couldn’t get out. Nothing went right for him that day.
Yuvraj, however, was not totally happy with the atmosphere around the Indian camp at that point of time as he thought he didn’t get the kind of support that he needed from the team.
Although Yuvraj coped with plenty of criticism for his slow knock in the final of the T20 World Cup, in 2014, he got the opportunity to play for India again in another World Cup in 2016.
Yuvraj, however, unfortunately, got injured before India’s most important match in T20 World Cup, 2016 which was the semi-final against West Indies, a game which India eventually lost at the Wankhede Stadium and got eliminated from the tournament.