Sachin Tendulkar shows his support for Yuvraj
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has appeared strongly in support of the stressed Yuvraj Singh after the left-hander’s deprived performance with the bat during India’s failure against Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final. Yuvraj has been made something of a scapegoat for India’s loss after he used up 21 balls to score 11 runs, which robbed his part of drive towards the end of their innings.
The 32-year-old cricketer, who bang England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in the 2007 World Twenty20 and was the main player of India’s 50-over World Cup victory in 2011, looked a pale outline of himself, even struggling to spin the strike. Tendulkar said in a post on his Facebook page, “It is the unpredictable nature of the game that makes cricket such an exciting sport.”
“As cricketers, we always enjoy the applause when we succeed but it is the support and encouragement from fans, during tough times, that we appreciate the most.”
Tendulkar, the most productive international run-scorer and one of the country’s supreme unifier, reminded the supporters of Yuvraj’s past contributions.
“All of us took pride in the heroics of Yuvi when we won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and his outstanding contribution in the ODI World Cup win in 2011 will always be cherished,” he wrote.
“Last evening (Sunday), Yuvi had a tough day and he can be criticized. But he should not be crucified nor should he be written off.”