Retired legend Sachin Tendulkar has come in Yuvraj Singh's defence after the left-handed batsman came in for severe criticism for scoring 11 off 21 balls in the all-important ICC World twenty20 final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur Dhaka on Sunday. After scoring just 130 for four wickets, India lost by six wickets to hand the Lankans their maiden World Twenty 20 title.
"Last evening, Yuvi had a tough day and he can be criticised. But he should not be crucified nor should he be written off," Tendulkar said on Monday. In a post-match press conference, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had fended off questions on Yuvraj's future saying the time was not appropriate.