New Delhi: Like any Yuvraj Singh fan, I can't wait to see him back on the field, hitting those sky-tearing sixes, flying at point and seeing off batsmen with some pie-cracking bowling.
His fighting abilities have become legendary. But for me it was during the ICC 2003 World Cup against Pakistan, when Yuvraj walked out to bat after the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar.
I was preparing for my Class XII final exams, but it didn't matter that day. I was nervous like each one of you when Tendulkar walked back. Although he had put India in a commanding position, 96 runs were still needed with six wickets remaining. Yuvraj, all of 22 years, joined Rahul Dravid. The pressure was not of the runs needed to be scored, the pressure was of 'It's-an-India-vs-Pakistan-match-and-you-just-cannot-take-it-easy'.