Yuvraj

  • IPL 2014, Week-1 Review: All's Maxwell in season seven 23-04-2014 12:59 PM

    A week and nine games into Indian Premier League's season seven, cricket - as the IPL's legally-appointed caretaker Sunil Gavaskar promised - has taken centrestage in the UAE, while the muck-clearing process is limited to courtrooms back home. The first seven days of IPL 7 ended with the anniversary of...
  • Yuvraj Singh hates batting under pressure, says mother 22-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said her son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed. "He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that's what the Royal...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians up against RCB's batting might 18-04-2014 08:04 PM

    The ease with which Royal Challengers Bangalore won their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils has surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Indian Premier League sides, and in their second game of IPL 7, the Virat Kohli-led RCB will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the...
  • Vijay Mallya pleased with Yuvraj for coming into his old vintage self 18-04-2014 12:55 PM

    After splurging a mammoth amount to fetch his services, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya was immensely pleased with Yuvraj Singh for playing a crucial role in beating Delhi Daredevils in their IPL campaign opener. "What particularly pleased me was Yuvraj Singh coming back to his old vintage self. His...
  • Virat Kohli terms criticism on Yuvraj Singh after World T20 unfair 18-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Sharjah: Star batsman Virat Kohli termed "unfaired" the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh. "Yuvraj got criticism recently, it's unfair. He has won us two World Cups (2007 T20 and 2011 50-over),...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh returns to form as RCB hammer sloppy Delhi Daredevils 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A top-order collapse and schoolboy fielding cost Delhi Daredevils a heavy 8-wicket defeat in their first match of IPL 7 at Sharjah, where Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made little work of Delhi's 145 for 4 to take Royal Challengers Bangalore home in just 16.4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mayank...
  • Not easy to overcome World T20 disappointment: Yuvraj Singh 17-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten but failed to cap their brilliant campaign with a...
  • IPL 7: Make-or-break time for Yuvraj Singh 15-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Subjected to global censure for his failure in the ICC World Twenty20 final, India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh is under immense pressure to perform in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - on which may also hinge his chances of playing the 2015 World Cup. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat...
  • We are going to start 'Gangnam' together with Yuvi: Gayle 14-04-2014 10:19 PM

    Bangalore: West Indian batsman Chris Gayle on Monday said that he was looking forward to play along with the likes of Yuvraj Singh in Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the IPL which begins in the UAE on Wednesday. "Yeah, looking forward to be with some international stars. Well Yuvi is...
  • IPL 7: RCB's hopes rest on top-heavy batting 14-04-2014 11:50 AM

    Home to some of the most destructive modern-day cricketers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have never been shy of spending money at the players' auction and have bagged the most sought after talents in their line-up throughout the previous six editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is...
  • Yuvraj did not deserve this unwarranted criticism: Pietersen 09-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Once labelled a 'pie-chucker' by Kevin Pietersen, beleaguered Yuvraj Singh has found support from the maverick batsman, who says the India left-hander is at the receiving end of "unwarranted criticism" following his scratchy knock in the World T20 final. Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 sucked the momentum out of India's...
  • India's greatest match-winner Yuvraj still worth crores: Gambhir 08-04-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Senior opener Gautam Gambhir says "had there been an IPL auction, he would have still gone" for Yuvraj Singh and called him India's "greatest match-winner" in limited overs cricket. "I don't think any cricketer has criticised Yuvraj. It is the media which has attacked him and we need...
  • Varun Dhawan, Amitabh Bachchan and others rally behind a heartbroken Yuvraj Singh 08-04-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: As Yuvraj Singh faces public ire for his poor showing in the lost World T20 finals against Sri Lanka, many of his fans and Bollywood have rallied behind the beleaguered batsman. Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 sucked the momentum out of India's innings on Sunday and some unruly fans pelted...
  • Yuvraj can be criticised, but not crucified: Tendulkar 07-04-2014 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday stood firmly behind a beleagured Yuvraj Singh, saying that the talented left-hander "is down but far from being out" and backed him to make it to the 2015 World Cup squad. Tendulkar, who has always been a mentor to Yuvraj had soothing took to...
  • One defeat ruins India's World Twenty20 title dreams 07-04-2014 08:32 PM

    Understandably, there is a hue and cry over India's loss in the finals of World T20 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. What's more, Yuvraj Singh is now deemed the villain. How fickle are we, the fans! Yuvraj was the toast of the nation three years ago when he won the...
  • Virat Kohli - not just a run-monger 07-04-2014 12:39 PM

    India played two finals at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday - one that featured Virat Kohli and the other that the rest of his team-mates played. The Man of the Tournament was on a different planet - not finding any demons in the track or any riddles in...
  • World T20: Don't blame Yuvraj Singh, SL were brilliant in death overs 07-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Yuvraj Singh, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls in the ICC World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday should not be singled out for India's loss in the final. Definitely Yuvraj looked out of sorts but after he was dismissed on the first ball of the...
  • Don't be so bitter about one bad day: Harbhajan on Yuvraj 07-04-2014 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: Facing a barrage of criticism for his slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh found support from his teammate and close friend Harbhajan Singh, who urged fans to not be bitter about just "one bad day". "Shocking to c every1...
  • One failure can't belittle Yuvraj Singh's India job 07-04-2014 10:19 AM

    Easier said "success and failure are part of sport and sportspersons," but when failure hits, the statement becomes as good as just an adage, and contributions of the past fall prey to short memory. What Yuvraj Singh experienced on the evening of April 2, 2011, and three years later on...
  • Yuvraj Singh should not be singled out, says father Yograj 07-04-2014 08:39 AM

    Chandigarh: Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls, should not be singled out for India's loss in the ICC World T20 final. "Yuvraj should not be singled out," Yograj said when asked if...
  • Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh's house in Chandigarh 07-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Soon after Team India's defeat in World T20 final against Sri Lanka, security was beefed up around the house of Yuvraj Singh in Chandigarh on Sunday night. If reports are to be believed, the angry fans showered their frustration with stones. Yuvraj, who scored a struggling 21-ball 11, not only...
  • MS Dhoni defends underfire Yuvraj Singh, says he tried his best 07-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Mirpur: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did not sound convincing as he desperately tried to defend Yuvraj Singh whose painstaking 21-ball 11 put paid to India's hopes of a historic treble. India's quest ended in heartbreak as a gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to win their maiden...
  • World T20 Final: SL limit India to 130/4 despite Kohli blitz 06-04-2014 08:48 PM

    Sri Lanka dropped Virat Kohli when he was on 11 but then conceded just 19 off the last four overs to compensate for the 66 Kohli scored more. That and Yuvraj Singh's struggling 11 off 21 balls limited India to a below-par 130 for 4 in the ICC World Twenty20...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins. There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri...
  • WT20 semi-final: India on a roll but South Africa a tough nut 04-04-2014 09:02 AM

    After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and threatening to ruin the second where India take on South Africa on Friday, the weathermen in Mirpur have forecast another strong thunderstorm in the evening on April 4. But India, who have been on a...
  • Team India says Yuvraj Singh fit for World T20 semi-final 03-04-2014 05:16 PM

    India received a boost ahead of Friday's World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa when Yuvraj Singh was declared fit following an ankle injury, an official said. The dashing left-handed batsman hurt his left ankle while playing football with team-mates on Wednesday, but the Indian squad's media manager R.N. Baba said...
  • Injured Yuvraj rested from India's practice session 02-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Mirpur: The left ankle injury during Wednesday's barefoot football match on Tuesday forced senior India batsman Yuvraj Singh to opt out of the team training session. Yuvraj sustained the injury during the team's customary football session at the BCB Academy in Mirpur. Later, he was seen limping with his left...
  • Injury scare for Yuvraj Singh ahead of WT20 semi-final 02-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Mirpur: Football remained pretty much a part of Indian cricketers' training stints but what was unusual on Tuesday was that they played barefoot, the hour-long leisurely session reflecting the team's new-found confidence following its qualification to the World Twenty20 semi-finals. It however left veteran Yuvraj Singh with a crepe bandage...