Tuesday, December 21, 2010

वनडे टीम में पीयूष की वापसी, जडेजा बाहर

वनडे टीम में पीयूष की वापसी, जडेजा बाहर 
 

मुंबई। साउथ अफ्रीका के खिलाफ 5 वनडे और एक टी-20 मैच की सीरीज के लिए 15 सदस्यीय टीम इंडिया का ऎलान कर दिया गया है। न्यूजीलैंड के खिलाफ सीरीज में आराम करने वाले सचिन सहित 5 वरिष्ठ खिलाडियों की टीम में वापसी हुई है। पीयूष चावला को एक बार फिर से टीम में जगह मिली है जबकि रवींद्र जड़ेजा और रोहित शर्मा व तेज गेंदबाज ईशांत शर्मा को टीम में जगह नहीं मिली है। 

मंगलवार को हुई चयन समिति की बैठक में चयनकर्ताओं ने लगातार फ्लॉप चल रहे युवराज को एक और मौका दिया है। साउथ अफ्रीका की उछाल भरी पिचों पर युवराज के अनुभव को देखते हुए उन्हें टीम में लिया गया है। वहीं गेंदबाजी में जहीर खान की अगुवाई में चार तेज गेंदबाजों को शामिल किया गया है। फिरकी आक्रमण का जिम्मा हरभजन पर रहेगा जबकि युसुफ पठान और आर अविन उनका साथ देंगे। रवींद्र जड़ेजा को टीम से बाहर कर दिया गया है।

टीम इस प्रकार है- 

महेंद्र सिंह धोनी (कप्तान), वीरेंद्र सहवाग (उप कप्तान), सचिन तेंदुलकर, गौतम गंभीर, युवराज सिंह, विराट कोहली, सुरेश रैना, युसुफ पठान, हरभजन सिंह, जहीर खान, प्रवीण कुमार, आशीष नेहरा, मुनाफ पटेल, एस श्रीसंथ , आर अश्विन व पीयूष चावला ।


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Mahi

Monday, December 20, 2010

India's World Cup Probables of 30 Include Few Surprises; But no Allrounder in Irfan Pathan


 India's World Cup Probables of 30 Include Few Surprises; But no Allrounder in Irfan Pathan

India have finally announced their preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and the onus is now on the Indian selectors headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth to pick the best fifteen after narrowing this lot with the home pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men.
As indicated by the Indian coach, Gary Kirsten, a while back, the all rounder’s slot remains up for grabs as Irfan Pathan has failed to inspire his selection back into the Indian team. His elder brother though is on the opposite wake. Yusuf Pathan has placed himself back in contention after his stupendous run of form over the past year.

The big guns pick themselves with Sachin Tendulkar going all out for glory in what could be a final World Cup call for him to help India relive the glory of Kapil Dev and his men back in 1983.

Zaheer Khan will be expected to spearhead the attack although the support cast will have a bit of jostling for places with the likes of Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma fighting off Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel for places. Harbhajan Singh will have his slot fixed but the second spinner is up in the air with R. Ashwin knocking on the doors rather strongly.

There are some unusual suspects in the list as well in Ajinkya Rahane whose name at least merits a name for his domestic performances. Ravindra Jadeja is also being given a lifeline in this extended line up and Saurabh Tiwary will consider any opportunity from hereon worth its weight in gold because Virat Kohli has virtually booked his berth.

Yuvraj Singh would be a candidate highly unlikely to be left out in the final squad. However, the selectors will have to put on the hard thinking hat before they nail down the final fifteen for the prestigious contest on home turf. The selectors have a show as do the players!

India’s preliminary ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 squad: 

India’s World Cup probables of 30:

MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar
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Mahi

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yuvraj Singh graces Zoya's fashion preview


 
Aanchal Kumar



Yuvraj Singh, Aanchal Kumar

Yuvraj Singh


Shilpa Saklani, Rakshanda Khan, Aanchal Kumar


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yuvraj Singh Celebrates 29th Birthday With Preity Zinta

Yuvraj Singh Celebrates 29th Birthday With Preity Zinta

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh reportedly had a dazzling 29th birthday celebrations on December 12th surrounded with lots of lovely faces including Preity Zinta.
 
Yuvraj invited only his close buddies and beautiful bollywood ladies. The party was arranged in a private yacht situated near the gateway of India. The other celebrities who graced the party were Arti Chhabria and Rakshanda Khan.
 
The party had around fifty guests with no media prying. The party went on throughout the night. Preity Zinta who is the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab IPL team has good terms with Yuvi because he plays for her team.
 
In the past, when Preity shared a relationship with Ness Wadia, there was a buzz that Preity was close to Yuvraj Singh.
 
Yuvraj Singh seems to have had a grand birthday bash this year


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Mahi

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

किंग्स पर खिलाडियों का 28 करोड़ बकाया

किंग्स पर खिलाडियों का 28 करोड़ बकाया 
 

मुंबई। आइपीएल -4 मे खेलने के लिए कोर्ट के फैसले से पहले किंग्स इलेवन की मुश्किलें और बढ़ सकती हैं। सूत्रों के अनुसार अबतक फ्रेंचाइजी ने स्टार खिलाडियों का बकाया पैसा नहीं चुकया है। इन खिलाडियों में युवराज सिंह, इरफान पठान जैसे खिलाड़ी शामलि हैं।

सूत्रों के नुसार युवराज ने पहले भी उनका पूरा पैस न दिए जाने के बारे मे टीम मालिकों से शिकायत की थही जिसके बाद उन्हें अगस्त में 1 करोड़ रूप दिए गए थे। लेकिन टीम को युवराज को अब भी 3 करोड़ रूपए और चुकाने हैं।युवराज की तरह ही इरफान पठान को भी पिछले सीजन का पैसा नहीं चुकाया गया है। एक अनुमान के मुताबिक किंग्स इलेवन पर खिलाडियों का 28 करोड़ रूपया बकाया है।

सूत्रों ने बताया कि जअ भी खिलाड़ी अपना बकाया पैसा मांगने गए तो टीम मालिकों ने यह कहकर टाल दिया कि उनका बैंक अकाउंट आयकर द्वारा सील हो चुका है। इस मामले पर जब टीम ने बीसीसीआई से कहा है कि पहले बोर्ड आईपीएल थ्री में मुनाफे में से उनकी हिस्सेदारी दे दे उसके बाद ही खिलाडियों का बकाया चुकाया जा सकता है।बोर्ड पहले ही टीम को 14 करोड़ रूपए दे चुका है जबकि फ्रेंचाइजी बोर्ड से 22 करोड़ और मांग रही है। 

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Mahi

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yuvraj Singh attends a cricket practice session in Vadodara

India's Yuvraj Singh attends a cricket practice session in Vadodara . India will play their third one-day international cricket match against New Zealand in Vadodara

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Mahi

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yuvraj Singh arriving at the hotel for the forthcoming 2nd one day

Yuvraj Singh arriving at the hotel for the forthcoming 2nd one day match India VS New Zealand on December 1 at SMS Stadium

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Mahi

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Riya Sen Falls For Cricketer Yuvraj Singh

Riya Sen Falls For Cricketer Yuvraj Singh

Bollywood and Cricket are the two main areas of entertainment. Also the relationship between these two is also very special. So, don’t blame sexy actress Riya Sen and happening Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh for having soft corner for each other. The news is spreading like wildfire that the duo are an item.

The grapevine is a buzz with the news that Yuvraj Singh has fallen for Riya after breaking up with Deepika Padukone. It is said that the duo met at a party and could not keep their eyes off each other. They sipped wine and later slipped away as if they could not be traced. Later, they were spotted holding hands and walking into Yuvraj’s car.

And nobody knew where Yuvi headed off to. The duo surely know how to spend quality time together privately. Now thats romantic.

Monday, October 25, 2010

युवी की छुट्टी, गंभीर और ईशांत की वापसी

युवी की छुट्टी, गंभीर और ईशांत की वापसी

मुंबई। न्यूजीलैंड के खिलाफ खेले जाने वाली टेस्ट सीरिज के लिए सोमवार को टीम इंडिया की घोषणा कर दी गई है। युवराज सिंह टीम में जगह बनाने में नाकाम रहे हैं। ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ दूसरे वनडे में शानदार पारी खेलने वाले युवी को बाहर रखा गया है। वहीं सलामी बल्लेबाज गौतम गंभीर की वापसी हुई है। चेतेश्वर पुजारा को भी मौका दिया गया है। तेज गेंदबाज के रूप में ईशांत शर्मा की भी वापसी हुई है।

न्यूजीलैंड और भारत के बीच तीन टेस्ट मैच खेले जाएंगे। पहला टेस्ट मैच 4 नवंबर से अहमदाबाद में खेला जाएगा। दूसरा टेस्ट 12 से 16 नवंबर तक हैदराबाद में, तीसरा और अंतिम टेस्ट 20 से 24 नवंबर तक नागपुर में खेला जाएगा। गौरतलब है कि भारत में हुए अब तक 26 टेस्ट मैच में न्यूजीलैंड अब तक 2 टेस्ट ही जीत पाया है।

टीम इंडिया...
महेन्द्र सिंह धोनी कप्तान, वीरेन्द्र सहवाग, सचिन तेंदुलकर, राहुल द्रविड़, सुरेश रैना, चेतेश्वर पुजारा, हरभजन सिंह, प्रज्ञान ओझा, जहीर खान, एस. श्रीसंत, और अमित मिश्रा और ईशांत शर्मा ।

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dhoni happy with Yuvraj's comeback

Dhoni happy with Yuvraj's comeback

October 22, 2010 (CricIndian): Surrounded by criticism because of his poor form and fitness, Yuvraj Singh is back in the team with a bang. Yuvraj has silenced his critics after an impressive half century against world's no.1 team Australia.

After winning the match, Indian captain Dhoni said, "Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli got us back into the game. Glad to see Yuvraj make runs again and I hope he continues to score runs in the same fashion in future."

Chasing a target of 290 runs against the Australians at Vishakapatnam, Indians had lost two wickets for just 35 runs. But the partnership of 137 runs for the third wicket between Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli came to the rescue.

Yuvraj's scored his 44th career and third half-century against Australia, making 58 runs, with a strike rate of 66.6 runs and scoring five boundaries.

Yuvraj has played 10 ODI matches so far this year and has scored 229 runs at an average of 22.9. This includes just two fifties, one against Sri Lanka and Australia. This innings must have increased Yuvraj's confidence and he is expected to shower runs in the coming matches.


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Mahi

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

युवराज का दोहरा शतक

युवराज का दोहरा शतक

जयपुर । कप्तान युवराज सिंह के दोहरे शतक (नाबाद 204) की बदौलत शेष भारत ने रणजी चैम्पियन मुम्बई के खिलाफ ईरानी ट्रॉफी क्रिकेट टूर्नामेंट के चौथे दिन अपनी स्थिति मजबूत कर ली। शेष भारत ने अपनी दूसरी पारी तीन विकेट पर 387 रन बनाकर घोषित की और मुम्बई को जीत के लिए 782 रन का पहाड़ सा लक्ष्य दिया। शेष भारत ने अपनी पहली पारी में 668 रन बनाए थे जिसके जवाब में मुम्बई की टीम पहली पारी में 274 रन पर सिमट गई थी।

स्टंप्स के समय कप्तान वसीम जाफर 97 गेंदों में पांच चौकों की मदद से 46 और अजिंक्या रहाणे 29 गेंदों में तीन चौकों की मदद से 21 रन बनाकर खेल रहे थे। सुशांत मराठे आठ रन बनाकर रिटायर्ड हर्ट हुए। मुम्बई को जीत के लिए 703 रन बनाने हैं जबकि उसके सभी विकेट सुरक्षित हैं।

युवराज ने पहली पारी में चार रन बनाए थे लेकिन दूसरी पारी में उन्होंने मौके का भरपूर फायदा उठाते हुए 302 मिनट क्रीज पर रहकर 194 गेंदों का सामना किया और अपने नाबाद 204 रन में शानदार 28 चौके और पांच छक्के लगाए। उन्होंने अभिनव मुंकुंद (63) के साथ दूसरे विकेट के लिए 146 रन जोडे और फिर तीसरे विकेट के लिए एस. बद्रीनाथ (61) के साथ 149 रन की साझेदारी की। मुम्बई को जीतने के लिए 782 रन का लक्ष्य मिला है और खेल समाप्त होने तक बिना कोई विकेट खोए 79 रन बना लिए हैं।

मैच में अब एक दिन का खेल बाकी है और ईरानी ट्रॉफी पर पहली पारी की बढ़त के आधार पर शेष भारत का कब्जा सुनिश्चित हो
चुका है।

नाराजगी जताई

धुआंधार बल्लेबाजी करने वाले युवराज ने दर्शकों का अभिवादन तो स्वीकार किया, लेकिन उन्होंने बैट उठाकर इसका जश्न नहीं मनाया। जैसे ही युवराज का दोहरा शतक लगा, शेष्ा भारत ने अपनी दूसरी पारी घोçष्ात कर दी थी। उसके बाद पैवेलियन लौटते समय जब मीडिया फोटोग्राफरों ने युवराज को बैट उठाकर पोज देने को कहा तो, युवराज ने जवाब दिया कि भारत की ओर से खेलते हुए टेस्ट में दोहरा शतक मारूंगा तभी बैट उठाकर सबका अभिवादन स्वीकार करूंगा।

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Mahi

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

युवराज ने युवा खिलाडियों पर निकाली भड़ास

युवराज ने युवा खिलाडियों पर निकाली भड़ास 
 

नई दिल्ली। ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ टेस्ट टीम से पत्ता कटने के बाद युवराज ने अपनी भड़ास युवा खिलाडियों पर निकाली है। ड्रेसिंग रूम में अपने शुरूआती दिनों के व्यवहार को याद करते हुए युवी कहते हैं कि रोहित शर्मा और विराट कोहली जैसे युवा खिलाड़ी किसी सीनियर का कहना नहीं मानते और अपनी मर्जी से ही सबकुछ करते हैं। युवराज ने कहा कि सुरेश रैना सीनियर खिलाडियों की बात ध्यान से सुन लेते हैं।

एक क्रिकेटिंग साइट को दिए इंटरव्यू में युवराज ने कहा कि "रोहित शर्मा और विराट कोहली जैसे कुछ युवा खिलाड़ी बहुत प्रतिभावान हैं। लेकिन सीनियर होने के नाते जैसे ही मैं उन्हें कुछ समझाता हूं कि वे ओवर कॉफिडेंस में आकर कोई गलती न करें तो वे मेरी बात नहीं सुनते।" युवी ने स्पष्ट किया कि "रैना ध्यान से बात सुन लेते हैं लेकिन रोहित और विराट उलटे मुझसे ही बहस करने लगते हैं।" 

शुरूआती दिनों में मनमौजी व्यवहार के चलते आलोचना झेल चुके युवराज ने कहा कि शुरूआती सफलता से युवा खिलाड़ी सोचता है कि वह हमेशा ही ऎसा कर सकता है लेकिन अति आत्मविश्वास के कारण ऎसा संभव नहीं होता। युवराज ने बताया कि युवा खिलाड़ी सोचता है कि वह सबकुछ मनमर्जी से कर सकता है लेकिन टीम के लिए खेलते हुए ऎसा संभव नहीं है। ऎसा करना अपरिपक्वता को दर्शाता है और युवा इसी ओवर कॉफिडेंस से गलतियां कर बैठते हैं। युवराज ने आशा जताई कि युवा खिलाड़ी ऎसी गलती दुबारा नहीं करेंगे क्योंकि वे सीनियर से कुछ न कुछ जरूर सीख सकते हैं।

युवराज अपने व्यवहार को याद करते हुए कहा कि वे रोहित और विराट के इस व्यवहार की आलोचना नहीं कर सकते। क्योंकि जब सचिन, सौरव व कुंबले जैसे वरिष्ठ खिलाड़ी उन्हें भी कुछ समझाते थे तो वो भी उनकी बातों को बकवास मानते थे। युवराज कहते हैं कि "लेकिन उस समय मैं परिपक्व नहीं था। लेकिन बाद में मुझे यह बात समझ में आई।" युवराज ने बताया कि जूनियर खिलाडियों को गाइड करना सीनियर खिलाडियों का कर्तव्य है। सीनियर के दिशानिर्देश युवा खिलाडियों के करियर संवारने में महत्वूपर्ण साबित हो सकते हैं।


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yuvraj Singh is out, Cheteshwar Pujara is in

Yuvraj Singh is out, Cheteshwar Pujara is in

The team selection panel in the BCCI has announced the Indian squad for the upcoming Australia tour of India. As per latest news, Yuvraj Singh has been dropped and coming in his place is Cheteshwar Pujara, a Saurashtra middle order batsman and has been very successful in domestic cricket recently. On the other side, Mithun has been dropped and Sreeshanth is replacing him.

Visit: Official Website of Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh (Yuvi)

Yuvi has been in the news, many a times not due to cricket. All the stories are very well known to the Indian public, I have nothing much to elaborate on the old stories. Yuvraj Singh is counted among the ferocious batsmen in the world who can turn a match from any stage and take his team to the doorstep of a win.

But this same Yuvi has been neglecting his career a lot. He has been discussed a spoiled brat in the media. Cricketing greats have advised him to concentrate on the game, but Yuvi's mind & heart roams around women, rather than in the cricket field.

It's indeed a sad occasion when such a talented player destroys his own career & finance due to greed of women. Not only this, Yuvi has been constantly suffering from fitness problems. If not injured, he definitely gets affected by diarrhoea or dengue.


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Monday, September 20, 2010

युवराज सिंह बाहर, पुजारा को मिला मौका

युवराज सिंह बाहर, पुजारा को मिला मौका 
 

चेन्नई। आस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ होने वाली टेस्ट सीरीज के लिए भारतीय टीम का ऎलान कर दिया गया है। पिछले कई दिनों से खराब फॉर्म से गुजर रहे युवराज सिंह को टीम से बाहर कर दिया गया है। उनकी जगह चेतश्वर पुजारा को पहली बार टीम में जगह दी गई है। अनुभवी गेंदबाज जहीर खान और हरभजन सिंह की टीम में वापसी हो गई है।

भारतीय क्रिकेट कंट्रोल बोर्ड के चयनकर्ता अध्यक्ष के. श्रीकांत के नेतृत्व में चेन्नई में हुई बैठक में टीम इंडिया का चयन किया गया। चयकर्ताओं ने एक बार फिर सुरेश रैना पर विश्वास करते हुए उन्हें टीम में जगह दी है।

गौरतलब है कि भारत और आस्ट्रेलिया के बीच पहला टेस्ट मोहाली स्थित पंजाब क्रिकेट क्लब मैदान पर एक अक्टूबर से खेला जाना है। दूसरा टेस्ट मैच नौ से 13 अक्टूबर तक बेंगलूरू के एम. चिन्नास्वामी स्टेडियम में खेला जाएगा। इसके बाद तीन एकदिवसीय मैच खेले जाएंगे। पहला मैच 17 अक्टूबर को कोच्चि के नेहरू स्टेडियम में होना है। दूसरा मैच 20 अक्टूबर को विशाखापट्टनम के डॉक्टर वाई.एस. राजशेखर रेड्डी स्टेडियम में होगा जबकि तीसरा मैच 24 अक्टूबर को मडगांव के नेहरू स्टेडियम में खेला जाएगा।

टीम इस प्रकार है - 

एमएस धोनी, वीरेन्द्र सहवाग, सचिन तेंदुलकर, गौतम गंभीर, राहुल द्रविड, वीवीएस लक्ष्मण, सुरेश रैना, मुरली विजय, अमित मिश्रा, ईशांत शर्मा, जहीर खान, प्रज्ञान ओझा, हरभजन सिंह, एस श्रीसंत, चेतेश्वर पुजारा।


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yuvraj Singh strikes a funny pose as Saurabh Tiwary

Yuvraj Singh strikes a funny pose as Saurabh Tiwary looks on, Dambulla, August 27, 2010

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yuvraj Singh has liking for Bipasha Basu

Yuvraj Singh has liking for Bipasha Basu



Yuvraj Singh has liking for Bipasha Basu

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Yuvi and Gambhir out of second Sri Lanka Test

Yuvi and Gambhir out of second Sri Lanka Test

July 26, 2010

India's previously depleted side received a further blow just before the start of the second Test match against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Monday as both Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir were ruled out due to fitness issues.According to reports, while dashing opener Gautam Gambhir has suffered a knee injury, middle-order bat Yuvraj Singh is suffering from high fever.

Sources also said that Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina are likely to be drafted into the playing eleven in place of the duo.India are already missing fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and S Sreeanth due to injuries. Sri Lanka`s fast bowler Lasith Malinga has also been ruled out of the match due to a knee problem.

The second of the three-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka kicks off on Monday at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.India had lost the first Test played at Galle by 10 wickets.The visitors were outplayed in all departments of the game in the first match and they risk being dislodged from their ICC top ranking, besides surrendering the three-match series, if they lose the second Test.

A 2-0 or 3-0 series scoreline in Sri Lanka`s favour will remove India from the perch and lift the hosts to the top spot.India can regain their top ranking if they win the third Test starting on August 3 at P Sara Oval as a 1-2 series loss will keep them safe at the perch.A loss in the second Test will also mean that India continue their 17-year-old jinx of not winning a Test series in Sri Lanka after Mohammad Azharuddin-led side`s feat in 1993.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that lack of experience in the pace attack and failure to build partnerships while batting have cost his side the first Test."We lacked experience in bowling. It was a learning experience for the seamers, but they did a decent job. We did not have big partnerships while batting. Once you lose your top six or seven batsmen and if you don`t have too many runs on the board it becomes very difficult," Dhoni had said after the first Test.

With the pace bowling resources severely depleted in the absence of strike bowler Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth, the onus is now on the batting stars to perform and pile up runs if the visitors are to bounce back in the three-match series.Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh were among the runs in the first Test but their performances were not enough to prevent a 10-wicket defeat to Kumar Sangakkara`s men.


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Friday, July 9, 2010

Team India to Leave for SL Without Dhoni

Team India to Leave for SL Without Dhoni
09-Jul-2010 04:15:00 GMT
India in Sri Lanka, 2010
Chennai: The Indian cricket team, sans newly-married skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will leave for Sri Lanka from here today to play three Tests and a tri-nation ODI series starting July 18.

Pacer duo of S Sreesanth and Abhimanyu Mithun, who replaces the injured Zaheer Khan, arrived in the city, while Sachin Tendulkar will be reaching in the evening.

"Tendulkar missed his morning flight and is expected to arrive in the evening," according to the airport authorities here.

Other Indian players will be arriving here in batches and cricketers from northern region, including vice-captain Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, are expected to arrive at 10:30pm before leaving by the Sri Lankan Airlines today.

Dhoni, who recently got married to childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat, will be reaching Sri Lanka directly.

Yuvraj Singh New Photos


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Monday, June 28, 2010

Yuvraj Singh New Photos

Yuvraj Singh New Photos
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Yuvraj Singh Rahul Dravid back

Yuvraj Singh Rahul Dravid back

The national selection committee, which met here on Saturday, decided to recall Yuvraj Singh for the three-Test series in Sri Lanka beginning next month.

Yuvraj missed India's most recent Test series — against South Africa at home in February — with a ligament injury. The left-hander was later dropped from the one-day squad for the Asia Cup because of poor fitness and form — a decision that raised questions about his immediate future.

The selectors appear to have answered those questions by picking Yuvraj as one of eight specialist batsmen in the 16-member squad. Yuvraj did his cause no harm by training at the NCA during his time out of international cricket to improve his fitness.

Also returning to the squad, after an injury-enforced absence, is Rahul Dravid, who missed the series against South Africa after being hit by a rising delivery on the tour of Bangladesh.

At the wrong end

The return of Yuvraj and Dravid has forced S. Badrinath out. The middle-order batsman from Tamil Nadu again finds himself at the wrong end of a difficult decision with the selectors preferring Suresh Raina, who was part of the squad for the second Test against South Africa in Kolkata.

Badrinath made a gutsy half-century on debut in difficult conditions against Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in Nagpur. But single-digit scores in his two other innings and Raina's consistent performance in the limited-overs arena appear to have cost Badrinath.

The only other change to the squad selected for the Kolkata Test is the inclusion of Wriddhiman Saha as captain M.S. Dhoni's understudy with the gloves.

Saha, who was dropped after making his debut as a batsman in the first Test against South Africa following Rohit Sharma's freak injury on the morning of the match, replaces the man who had replaced him in the squad for the second Test — Dinesh Karthik.

The selectors chose to retain the bowling unit picked against South Africa although two of its members, Ishant Sharma and Sreesanth, lost favour in the shorter forms of the game.

India will look to reverse the result of its last Test series in Sri Lanka, which it lost 1-2. The first Test gets underway in Galle on July 18. The second and third Tests, both to be played in Colombo, are scheduled to start on July 26 and August 3 respectively.

The squad: M.S. Dhoni (capt. & wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag (vice-capt.), M. Vijay, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S. Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, and Wriddhiman Saha (wk).

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Yuvraj Singh India comeback king

Yuvraj Singh: India's comeback king?

Yuvraj Singh will make yet another comeback in India whites after the five wise men of Indian selection panel led by Kris Srikkanth picked him up for the upcoming three Test series against Sri Lanka.
By Himanshu Dubey
His international career may have been highly incoherent, studded with some soaring success stories to few upsetting ones. But one thing that has remained constant with the destructive left-hander is the remarkable run of form he exhibits, whenever he makes a return.,
The flamboyant player was dropped from the ODI squad for the Asia Cup, after his dismal performance in the IPL and disastrous run in the ICC World T20 in the Caribbean. Not only his form, but his fitness and attitude, troubled the selectors, as they decided to kick him out of the squad for the Asia cup.
Yuvraj has proved his mettle in the ODI's and T20 cricket, but he is yet to prove himself in the longer version of the game where he has failed to live upto the hype and expectations. With only a few notable innings for him, Yuvraj will make sure that he makes most of the opportunity and let his bat do the talking rather than words.
Having talked about the perfect opportunity, one must not forget that it won't be a walk in the park for Yuvraj, considering his limitations on slow and low tracks.
To make matters worse for Yuvraj, the likes of Murlitharan, Mendis and Herath are geared up to exploit his incompetence on dead-turning Lankan tracks during the series. The free-flowing Yuvraj will have to fight for his runs, dodging the subtleties of the Lankan spin-trio by making adjustments in his technique as the ball will rarely come on to his bat, thus hampering stroke-play. If Yuvraj is able to do that then we should be rest assured of India retaining the Numero Uno Test rankings.
No one doubts the special talent he possesses but his attitude in recent times has been way off-target. Yuvraj, which we were accustomed to see was lot more bubbly and a live-wire on the field.  The southpaw which we knew was one of the best timers of the ball and was once compared with Sir Garfield Sobers, but all that is lost somewhere in midst of meaningless matches and useless night parties.
Today, the Yuvraj we see is lot more circumspect and hardly ever we see that carefree smile on his face. The fielding standard has dropped and he no more patrols the point or cover area. Yuvraj Singh is going through a bad phase but by showing faith in him, selectors have taken one last chance, you can say- that last gamble.
World knows how dangerous a batsman he is and considering his capabilities and talent, one maybe rest assured that Yuvraj is just one innings away from form and glory.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Yuvraj Singh may earn recall for Tests

Yuvraj Singh may earn recall for Tests

DAMBULLA: The out-out-form and
out-of-favour Yuvraj Singh may return for the three-Test away series against Sri
Lanka next month, sources said a day ahead of the team selection for the Test
squad.

Yuvraj, who was dropped from the Asia Cup squad for lack of
form and fitness, had also missed the two-match Test series against South Africa
in February due to injury. "There is a 90% chance of Yuvraj coming back into the
Test team for the Sri Lanka series," a team source told TOI.

Pacers
Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma are also expected to make the cut. Sachin Tendulkar,
of course, is available for the series, and Virender Sehwag is expected to
recover in time from the hamstring injury which curtailed his participation in
the Asia Cup.

With Zaheer Khan, Ishant and Sreesanth in the team, the
debate will be on whether to pick a fourth pacer or a third spinner. Leggie Amit
Mishra is expected to make it and the selectors may opt for Pragyan Ojha instead
of another pacer.

Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who was in the
Test team for the South Africa series, will also make it to the
team.

"Nothing is decided, but there will be a discussion on whether
to have a fourth pacer or a third spinner," team insiders told TOI on
Thursday.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yuvraj Singh the comeback man

Yuvraj Singh: the comeback man

Jun 22nd, 2010 By Marfee

He certainly looked out of sorts in the West Indies. So much so that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to move him to fine leg from mid wicket, hoping that balls don't go to him that often. He was slow, jaded and a shadow of the past. In batting too he appeared lazy, the feet weren't moving and the match winner in Yuvraj Singh seemed all lost.

However, the Yuvraj Singh I met at his Gurgaon home on June 15 looked totally different. The focus is back; as is the determination. He has surely shed a few kilos and the slight bulge around the waist looks toned. Up early he had already done a fitness session when we caught up over nimboo pani. He wasn't in the mood for an interview and repeatedly kept saying that he wants to let his bat do the talking. I was delighted and relieved at his candid confession�he had a bad phase but the Tri colour on his chest is his most coveted possession. That is where he belongs�the 22 yards in the middle and he is doing all he can to get back. It was inspiring to see him rise to the challenge rather than sounding depressed at getting dropped.

Talented cricketers, most of them in fact, reach a phase in life where they either turn the tables completely or disappear into oblivion. Yuvraj, the champion, is in such a phase of his career. The biggest-ever one day competition on Indian soil is just months away and India needs him to finish the games as also to lend solidity in the middle overs. His blistering sixes can get the fans to raise the decibels, so very necessary when you play at home. And to achieve all this, he first had to come to terms with it all in the mind. Having met him and spent three hours with him, I can confidently assert that he has made the adjustment and it is only a matter of time before we see the old Yuvraj Singh take the field.

After a rigorous three weeks at the NCA in Bangalore, which he claims has done him a world of good, he is currently playing in a domestic competition in Delhi. Time spent in the middle is always of value and Yuvraj, to his credit, has already notched up a superb 150 and a well-composed 70 against the likes of Ishant Sharma. All of these runs, he is right in claiming, are doing their part in getting him back to the groove after a disastrous season of injuries.

In hindsight, it appears that the selectors got it wrong in picking him for the world cup. Out of action with a broken finger, he rushed back to play the IPL�a decision that was ill-timed. Not a single 50 in the 14 matches was indication enough that he wasn't in the best of form and the world cup was too big an occasion to risk him. We did take the risk and suffered the consequences. Since then, however, it has been a different story. He has had the time to self confess, talk to some of his mentors and realise that his talent is too precious to waste. And he is trying his best to make a comeback, a process that is painful for sure, but the rewards are only too huge, reason enough to endure the pain.

There's little doubt that he is one of the champions of the game and we need him in world cup 2011. And let me take a risk and say that from what I have just seen. I am confident that India will get back its match winner just when it matters the most. The jadedness has disappeared and the batting hunger is back. It will soon be time to unleash him yet again.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yuvraj Singh Insults Shah Rukh Khan

Yuvraj Singh Insults Shah Rukh Khan

Yuvaraj Singh is known for acting on the cricket stadiums and had gradually lost his tempo over games. In the past IPL series, he couldn't even attempt for a better show due to his continuous distractions over IPL night parties and even kept running behind Preithy Zinta.
When Shah Rukh had just marked a funny comment at IPL awards saying that all the girls are always running behind Yuvaraj, the cricketer adamantly left a loose talk saying 'It's all because Shah Rukh Khan always keeps rubbing shoulders with Karan Johar and that's why girl hesitate to run behind him.'
Dashed down in spirits, SRK complained about his misbehavior and left the awards ceremony much before it got over.
Neraya Yuvaraj loose talk pannikittae Irumpaanga Pola….

Friday, May 7, 2010

Starz Ke Sitaare Yuvraj Singh



How do the planets affect stars? Here's an answer to that somewhat intriguing question. Stars ke sitare analyses the alignment of planets in the lives of our Bollywood stars. What do horoscopes say about celebrities? What do their fortunes hold in store for them? What lies ahead? Astrologers weigh in with their opinions and give you a peek into the future of our entertainment industry. The show also features stars speaking about their signs, lists unusual facts in every episode, reveals the spiritual regime of our celebrities and even pulls out the quirky obsessions of some famous faces.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MS Dhoni right and Yuvraj Singh chase train the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup

India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, right, and Yuvraj Singh chase train for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Bridgetown

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