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No bookie can approach me: Yuvraj

Press Trust Of India
Sep 18, 2010 at 09:08pm IST

New Delhi: Explosive Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has said that his body language while playing for the country is such that no bookie would dare approach him for match-fixing.

World cricket has been rocked by some serious fixing allegations against Pakistani players and both the Scotland Yard and the International Cricket Council are investigating the matter.

There are allegations that three Pakistani cricketers took bribe from a bookie to bowl no-ball during the Lord's Test against England.

No bookie can approach me: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh has said that his body language while playing is such that no bookie would dare approach him for match-fixing.

But Yuvraj said no bookie can approach him for fixing.

"Nobody can ever approach me for match-fixing. My body language is so strong for my country that nobody can lay a hand on me. For me, playing for India is a matter of pride. I will never want to stain my nation's honour," the dashing left-hander said.

Speaking on the match-fixing controversy Yuvraj said, "It is shameful both for the country as well as the individual.

People get into wrong doings when they are young, but one must be honest. A good night sleep is more important than money.

"The youngsters must look up to their seniors for advice like we used to take help from Sachin (Tendulkar), (Rahul) Dravid and (Sourav) Ganguly," he told news channel 'India TV' in a programme.

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