Monday, December 12, 2011
Happy Birthday Yuvraj Singh!
Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh celebrates his 30th birthday today. Yuvraj, announced his arrival on the big stage with a blistering 84 and some electric fielding against Australia in a quarter-final match in the 2000 ICC Knockout in Nairobi.
Before long he was India's next pin-up boy. The hype grew when he and Mohammad Kaif revived a dead chase with a match-winning partnership in the final of the 2002 NatWest Series. His tendency to blow hot and cold has plagued Yuvraj through his international career, but when he's on song there's no stopping him.
At the 2007 World Twenty20 he hit six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broad—a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and previously never in an international match between two Test cricket nations. He was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Question marks still abound over his suitability in Test cricket, but in limited-overs cricket, he is among the very best in the modern game.
Yuvraj is also one of India's eligible bachelors. He was dating Bollywood actress Kim Sharma for a long time before breaking up with her. He has been linked to various actress like Deepika Padukone, Priety Zinta and more recently Shazahn Padamsee.
Here's wishing the maverick Yuvraj a very Happy Birthday and hope he contributes more to Indian cricket.
While addressing the media ahead of India's tour to Australia, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Team India is all set to take Australia by storm.
Dhoni on Monday held the press conference in Chennai along with coach Duncan Fletcher before leaving the country. We have palyed consistent cricket this year, so I am looking forward to India-Aussies series, said Dhoni. "I am not worried about opposition. We are focused on the team's performance."
Monday, November 28, 2011
Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 58
Virender Sehwag geared up to lead a young team
Sachin was cognizant of Yuvraj's tumour
Kolkata: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday threw his weight behind out-of-form team-mate Yuvraj Singh and said the middle-order batsman needed support as he was going through a difficult patch.
Yuvraj, who made a comeback in the ongoing Test series, failed once again in the second Test against the West Indies with a reckless innings of 25 as India notched up a mammoth 631 for seven in their first innings. He had made 23 and 18 in the first Test in New Delhi.
Dhoni said Yuvraj needs runs under his belt and in this time of crisis it is important to show confidence in him.
"Yes, he's going through a tough phase but it's important to show confidence on him. We all know he is talented. He has played really well against all the big bowlers especially in the ODI format which means he has talent to do well in Test format as well," Dhoni said after India crushed the West Indies by an innings and 15 runs in the second Test.
"One reason is that he has been in and out of the side. It's very difficult to back yourself. You have that bit of tentativeness. It's a bit tough on him. But hopefully he will recover and do well for India," he said.
Dhoni, meanwhile, praised the new look young Indian bowling attack and said it's important that pacers do not pick up injury.
"I think the whole bowling unit looks very balanced. The fast bowlers look very fresh which means they can bowl a lot of overs that is needed in a Test. The spinners also bowling in the same way.
"I am quite happy with their performance. Umesh Yadav again is someone who can bowl really quick. But we will have to use him in best possible manner so that we don't overuse him and he gets injured," said Dhoni.
"We have a pool (of) fast bowlers who can bowl quick. But it's important to sustain at top-level. It's not always about bowling fast. You have to bowl in right areas with the kind of pressure," he said.
On the spin department, Dhoni said, "Ojha has been playing a couple of formats ... Even in the Tests, he is in and out of playing XI and Ashwin is new to the longer version that means all of them are fairly fresh and raring to go and a bit more energy on the field. They back themselves which is very important in Tests."
Dhoni, however, said that it was not the right time to experiment even though India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series.
"It's too soon right now. We will see what needs to be done. We don't want to overuse the bowlers also. We will think and do what's best for the side. Let's see everything goes well," he said.
"It's not about experimentation. We will see what best possible XI we will have and accordingly we will decide," he added.
Dhoni also showered praise on his batsmen, saying that they have done an excellent job in the match after their failure in the first innings of the Delhi Test.
"Our batting did not do outstandingly well in the first innings in Delhi. But after that we have shown improvements in the second innings ahead of this Test. We have covered the areas really well. Our fielding has been decent," he said.
"England was a bad tour for us. There were several reasons why we did not do well there. It is always good to be on the winning side. It's the process that's more important than the results. Glad to be on the winning side," said Dhoni.
After their disastrous England tour where they were blanked in the Tests, ODIs and the lone Twenty20I, India returned to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on the same opponents at home.
Asked if he is hopeful of a series whitewash against Windies, Dhoni said, "We will try our best. It's difficult to predict in cricket. We will have to see what kind of wicket we get there (in Mumbai)."
Praising the West Indies for their batting display in the second essay, Dhoni said, "West Indies are a good side. Their bowling line is quite good. It's not that they can't bat. As you have seen in the second innings they are talented batsmen.
"We are expecting a tough third Test. We have shown some improvements in this Test than we did in the first Test. Hopefully we will go on improving. We are not thinking on results. We will try to do well on the field."
Asked whether he was looking to give himself some rest ahead of the much important Australia series beginning next month, Dhoni said: "I won't take rest for the next game that's for sure. Let's see after that."
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Yuvraj, Kohli get Grade A contracts
Yuvraj Singh has been rewarded for his stellar World Cup with a Grade A contract from the BCCI for 2011-12, a year after being demoted to Grade B. Virat Kohliand Ishant Sharma have both been given Grade A contracts for the first time.
Friday, August 26, 2011
In 2007, in a match against England in the T20 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh went on to hit six sixes in an over by English bowler Stuart Broad, right after an exchange of angry words with Andrew Flintoff. For years, Yuvi kept mum on what exactly transpired to evoke such a reaction. but finally, he has opened up about it.
In an interview on the TV chat show, India’s Most Desirable, host Simi Garewal played a clip of the Flintoff-Yuvi face-off, asking him to spill the beans on what really happened.
The 30-year-old explained, “…after I hit him for two boundaries in that over, he said, ‘F*** you’. And I said, F*** you. He then said, ‘excuse me?’, and I said, ‘you heard what I said’.
He said ‘I will cut your b**** off’, so I said, ‘you see this bat in my hand … you know where I’m going to hit you with this bat …’. So, it was just a fight”.
On the show, which airs this Sunday, the cricketer further said, “It got me really worked up. I got really angry and just wanted to hit every ball out of the ground; and sometimes, it’s good for you and sometimes it backfires, but that day, it backfired on them.”
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh set to miss Third Test
India difficult tour of England today took another turn for the worse after it was revealed Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are almost certain to miss next week's Third Test at Edgbaston.
India have already been without opener Virender Sehwag for the first two Tests while both batsman Gautam Gambhir and seam bowler Zaheer Khan missed the Second Test defeat at Trent Bridge. Sehwag was due to arrive in England today and may play against Northants, starting on Friday.
But off-spinner Harbhajan is likely to be absent for nearly two weeks with a stomach muscle injury, and Yuvraj damaged the index finger of his left hand when struck by Tim Bresnan in the second innings at Trent Bridge.
Zaheer is still struggling to prove his fitness after sustaining a hamstring injury in the First Test at Lord's. With India already 2-0 down in the four-match series, they need their premier bowler back in Birmingham.
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra would be favourite to step in for Harbhajan. There is better news for England with Jonathan Trott understood to be confident he will be ready to play at his home ground next week, even though coach Andy Flower said he was short of full fitness.
Trott is expected to be named in the squad but Ravi Bopara or James Taylor or could be called up as cover, while Chris Tremlett
Saturday, July 2, 2011
मुम्बई। टीम इंडिया के मोस्ट इलिजेबल बेचलर युवराज सिंह ने कहा है कि वे सलमान खान की शादी के बाद ही शादी करेंगे। एक साक्षात्कार में युवी ने कहा कि जब मोस्ट इलिजेबल बेचलर सलमान खान शादी करने के बाद ही वे शादी करने के बारे में सोचेंगे।
युवी ने कहा कि सलमान रॉकस्टार है और पहले उन्हें ही शादी करनी चाहिए और उसके बाद मैं अपनी शादी के बारे में सोचूंगा। खराब फॉर्म को लेरक आलोचना का शिकार हो रहे युवी ने कहा कि वे लोगों के कहने की परवाह नहीं करते। मैं अपनी टीम के लिए कठोर मेहनत करता हूं।
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Yuvraj Singh Donated Rs. 1 Lack to Footballer Arunima Sinha
Star India batsman Yuvraj Singh announced a Rs. one lakh monetary help to national level football and volleyball player Arunima Sinha on Saturday. Arunima had lost her leg after being thrown out by robbers from a running train near Bareilly.
Yuvraj, who was adjudged player-of-the-tournament in the cricket World Cup which India won after 28 years, described Arunima a "brave sportsperson" and wish her a speedy recovery. "It is really unfortunate and tragic with what has happened to Arunima. She must be brave sportsperson who came forward to fight against robbery. I know the loss is irreparable, but I would like to offer her this little contribution on of one lakh rupees," he said in a statement issued by 'Yuvraj Singh Foundation'.
"I wish her a speedy recovery and in future if she I am of some help she can always contact me," he said. Arunima alias Sonu lost her leg after she was pushed out of the Padmavat Express near Bareilly on Monday night by three men trying to snatch her gold chain when she was travelling to Delhi to appear for a CISF examination.
As she lay on the tracks, another train ran over her left leg. She had fractures on her right leg and also suffered head injuries. Railways has offered her a suitable job while Sports Minister Ajay Maken announced a Rs. two lakh medical compensation and an immediate ex-gratia of Rs. 25,000.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh at Title Sponsorship for the Pearls Challenge he press meet in Chandigarh
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Yuvraj Singh not out 62 Pune Warriors 141/6 Albie Morkel injured, Pune bat against Chennai
Albie Morkel injured, Pune bat against Chennai
|Pune Warriors innings (20 overs maximum)|
|Did not bat M Kartik, R Sharma, AC Thomas|
|Fall of wickets1-22 (Ryder, 3.1 ov), 2-22 (Mishra, 3.3 ov), 3-28 (Manhas, 5.2 ov), 4-41 (Pandey, 7.2 ov),5-83 (Uthappa, 13.2 ov), 6-123 (Marsh, 18.2 ov)|
|Chennai Super Kings innings (target: 142 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|MEK Hussey||not out||0||5||0||0||0.00|
|M Vijay||not out||0||0||0||0||-|
|Total||(0 wickets; 0.5 overs)||0||(0.00 runs per over)|
|To bat SK Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni*†, S Anirudha, R Ashwin, KMDN Kulasekara, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati, TG Southee|
|Toss Pune Warriors, who chose to bat|
|Player of the match tba|
|Umpires Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and SL Shastri|
TV umpire AM Saheba
Match referee GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire NA Patwardhan