I hope I am wrong. Sure, that's a terrible way to start a column. But this is about Yuvraj Singh, and just as that wonderful player is allowed a certain margin, so too should anything written about him. Especially if it does not follow the Bollywood route paved with maudlin sentimentality. The return of Yuvraj to international cricket after recovering from a rare form of cancer is an inspiring story. Yet the uncomfortable question must be asked - have we pushed him into the big league a bit too early?
Yuvraj did make some runs in the only match he played this year - the second Twenty20 against New Zealand in Chennai - but he looked to be struggling physically, having to compromise with a single when two runs were available or a two when had he been fitter he would have run three. In the end, a wild swing when India were well placed led to his dismissal and a spiralling path to defeat.
It was heart-warming to see the 30-year-old walk onto the field and roll back the days and weeks of illness and frustration. It is always elevating to see a fighter in action, one who overcomes such physical and psychological odds. It might even inspire the Indian team to the heights of 2007 when Dhoni's men turned the world upside down by winning the World Twenty20. If players haven't actually said, "We will do it for Yuvi," in the manner they were saying about another World Cup last year ("We will do it for Sachin"), the media have already put such words into their mouths if not the thought in their heads.