Mumbai: It might be astonishing to see Yuvraj Singh finish above Harbhajan Singh on the wicket-takers' list in the World Cup, but for Team India it was no surprise. The plan after all, was to use him as a second spinner in the team.
Yuvraj, the Man of the Tournament, finished as the second highest wicket-taker for India taking 15 wickets, including a fifer, in nine matches ahead of main spinner Harbhajan (nine wickets).
Former India leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani, who worked with the duo on their bowling during the World Cup, said the plan worked very well. "Batsmen looked to play Bhajji safely because of his reputation and attacked Yuvi.