No fears for Yuvraj
Yuvraj Singh never thought his place in the India team was in doubt despite a slow start to the CB Series.
Last Updated: 20/02/08 1:09pm
Big-hitting India batsman Yuvraj Singh never thought his place in the team was in doubt despite a slow start to the CB Series in Australia.
Yuvraj mustered just 37 runs from the first four games of the series, which includes hosts Australia and Sri Lanka, but he hit form on Tuesday when he smashed a crucial 76 from 70 balls.
A partnership of 59 alongside skipper MS Dhoni also helped as India reached a target of 239 to beat Sri Lanka.
Although he was happy to be back in form, Yuvraj was not happy to get out, saying he should have hung around longer to see India across the finish line.
"I am not very satisfied with the knock," he told The Telegraph. "I should have got a hundred.
"I'm satisfied with the way I was hitting the ball.
"If Dhoni wasn't there 'til the end we would have lost the game. Dhoni put in more effort than I did."
Yuvraj insists that his place in the India side was never called into question despite a slow start to the tournament by his standards.
"There was never a question mark over my place in the team. In the last series I had four fifties in five games," he said.
"I had two bad games, and in the third game, I got just one over to bat. So after two games you are trying to put a question mark against my name in the one-day side.
"I know my capabilities. And I know if I keep working towards my game, the results will be there.
"We all have bad times. Every player has gone through this. It's part and parcel of life and you just need to keep working harder. There are situations when I've done well.
"When you fail in the middle it's a bit disappointing. At the end of the day you are human and you want to go out there and do the best for your country. That's what I try and do."
Next up for Indiana and Yuvraj is Australia again, who they face in Sydney on Sunday.