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'Happy to be back to form after injury'

Press Trust Of India
Oct 04, 2010 at 09:36pm IST

Jaipur: Out of favour for the Indian Test team, Yuvraj Singh on Monday refused to read much on the timing of his double ton against Mumbai in the Irani Trophy and said he was happy to be back to form after an injury lay-off.

"I don't care about the timing. I wanted to be back in form after a long lay off due to injury. I am happy that I did it," said Yuvraj, skipper of Rest of India against Mumbai in the Irani Trophy match.

"I was just trying to play straight in the initial phase and was resolute to post a big score. I was trying to play on merit of the ball. The pitch was nice and the ball was coming nicely at the bat," he added.

Happy to be back to form after injury: Yuvraj

Out of favour batsman Yuvraj Singh refused to read much on the timing of his double ton against Mumbai in the Irani Trophy.

Yuvraj said he does not think that the declaration came rather late.

"The pitch is flat and I feel it was very difficult to get opponents out twice on such a surface. Our bowlers were too tired so I thought of giving them a bit of rest and that is why we decided to bat again instead of forcing a follow on," he said.

Mumbai player Abhishek Nair, on the other hand, tried to downplay the poor performance of his side.

"I am not giving any excuses. The Rest of India played better than us. We could have showed more resolve and patience. It was also a bad toss to lose and thereafter a couple of missed chances took it away from us," he said.

"Our batting was also not good and instead of batting straight we played too many cross batted shots. We know we are in dire straits but we would try and redeem ourselves. We have learnt our lessons and one bad outing would not have much effect. We are a good side and have been doing well," he added.

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