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Former Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has revealed that he was not in a great frame of mind during the 2014 T20 World Cup as there was an atmosphere around the team that he could be evicted.
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 gets quite a bit of flak for his 11-run knockout in the 2014 T20 World Cup final.
Yuvraj hit No. 4 for India in that game against Sri Lanka and took 21 balls to score those 11 runs that sucked the momentum out of India’s innings.
Virat Kohli who was India’s vice-captain at the time went great on the one hand but didn’t get enough support from Yuvraj on the other and Sri Lanka managed to constantly shift the pressure back to India by bowling point balls at the end of Yuvraj.
I tried to get out but couldn’t get out: Yuvraj Singh
According to Yuvraj Singh, who spoke exclusively on Sports18 recently, sometimes in sports and in life people can’t do what they want to do. Yuvraj said he wanted to play his shots, but he wasn’t mediocre. He even tried to get away, but couldn’t. Nothing went right for him that day.
However, Yuvraj was not entirely happy with the atmosphere around the Indian camp at the time, as he felt he was not getting the support he needed from the team.
Although Yuvraj has been criticized for his slow knock in the 2014 T20 World Cup final, he was given the chance to play for India again in another World Cup in 2016.
However, Yuvraj was unfortunately injured for India’s main match in the 2016 T20 World Cup, the semi-final against the West Indies, a match that India eventually lost at Wankhede Stadium and was eliminated from the tournament.