Yuvraj Singh: Now I have to deliver

Sandeep Patil & Co recall southpaw for first half of the limited overs series against Australia.

updated: October 01, 2013 13:09 IST
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Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh is no stranger to comebacks. He has recovered from numerous setbacks in the course of his 13-year long international career. But the one he embarked upon yesterday by fighting his way into the Indian team for the lone T20 and first three one-day internationals against Australia will be the one he will cherish for a long time.

The dashing batsman was in Mumbai yesterday when Sandeep Patil & Co picked the squad for the Oz challenge, but, Yuvraj was not unduly worried as he had a hint of getting picked. But once it emerged that he was part of the side, his phone began ringing incessantly, so much so that it was not long before the battery ran out.

"I am happy the selectors have reposed faith in me. Now, I have to deliver. I am looking forward to doing well for the team," Yuvraj told MiD DAY. The left-hander last played for India in January this year. Some uneven performances saw him getting the axe. But the 31-year-old who is hardly amongst those to sit and brood over lost opportunities accepted the challenge and began training with renewed vigour. He underwent a rigorous six-week training programme in Brive La Gaillarde, a market town in France.

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