Yuvraj Singh – An inspiring story

Pavan Suresh / 29 December 2014

When he made his debut during the 1998 ICC Knock-out tournament in Nairobi where he made his ODI debut against Kenya, nobody would have known that this man would be a match winner for India. After the World Cup win in 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer but his will to play cricket along with the prayers of the entire nation was answered and he made a comeback just before the 2012 T20 World Cup.

The 2007 T20 World Cup when he hit 6 sixes off Stuart Broad showed the man’s brute force to clear any ground. The bowling of this man is also good with his variations and the ability to deceive the batsman is another plus for the Indians.

His fitness for the past 1 year has not been great but now he has come back with a bang in the Ranji Trophy scoring a hat-trick of centuries and a good amount of runs in the domestic season that included the Challenger Series and an ODI series against the West Indies A. As an Indian fan I would love to see this man torment the opposition in the coming World Cup in 2015.

His hard work, along with that of his support team, seem to have paid off recently. His fielding in his young age was brilliant, taking some wonderful catches but in the 2011 ICC World Cup, he played well both with the bat and bowl and was declared the man of tournament for being an important part of World Cup winning side of India.

I think Yuvraj Singh can play for 2 to 3 years more, especially the shorter T20 and the 50-over format. The big hitting he does is very good for the team. In 2011, when he was injured during the England Test series it was said that the comeback was difficult but the motivation to be back to play in India team tells about his will power.

Let us hope that he weaves the magic against the Aussies side. When the current team has players like Shikhar Dhawan, Dhoni, Raina, Kohli and with the addition of Yuvraj the batting becomes stronger.

Going to France and having a training program with Zaheer Khan, becoming slimmer and fitter is a good sign. I think he will do great after his complete recovery to fitness. He was dropped from the 30-member squad for the World Cup 2015 though. His all-round ability was an asset for the team.

For all Yuvraj Singh fans, it is just a hope that they get to see their favorite fighter back in the Indian team at the earliest to relive the great exciting moments that Yuvraj Singh provides to his fans.

 

 

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