Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday reveals that when he played a very slow inning in the 2014 T20 World Cup final, people threw stones at his house.
India and Sri Lanka were playing the final of the T20 World Cup 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India had a great chance of winning its second title of the T20 World Cup. But in that match former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh played a slow inning and Indian team lost to Sri Lanka and their dream of winning the second T20 World Cup was broken.
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In that match, India batted first after losing the toss and scored just 130 runs in 20 overs. For India, Virat Kohli scored 77 runs in 58 balls but Yuvraj Singh played a very slow inning. He scored just 11 runs but he played 21 balls and the Sri Lankan team easily chased down the target and India lose the T20 World Cup final.
Yuvraj Singh on his horrific inning in final of World T20 2014
Yuvraj Singh on his inning in the finals of World T20 2014 says that he takes full responsibility for it. I did not perform well. Unfortunately, it was a World Cup final match. If there was another match, it would not be such a big deal. When I went back to my house, I felt like I am a villain. He said,
“I take full responsibility for that final loss. I couldn’t hit the ball. But then the Lankans bowled very well. Even the other batsmen struggled but fans and media made me the villain.”
Yuvraj Singh also reveals that some people had also thrown stones at my house. I felt as if I was a criminal. Someone has shot someone and he is being sent to jail. But I came back. However, I still remember how I felt at that time. Yuvraj said that at that time I felt as if my career was over.
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