Friday, August 26, 2011

Yuvi comes clean on Flintoff fight

Yuvi comes clean on Flintoff fight

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

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


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