Sachin Tendulkar bats for Yuvraj Singh, says don't crucify him
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar pleaded with fans not to crucify Yuvraj Singh for his lacklustre performance in the final of the World Twenty20 and warned against writing him off.
Tendulkar wrote on his Facebook page that Yuvraj, who took 21 balls for his 11 runs, had a tough day and should be criticised but should not be written off.
"It is the unpredictable nature of the game that makes cricket such an exciting sport. As cricketers, we always enjoy the applause when we succeed but it is the support and encouragement from fans during tough times that we appreciate the most," said Tendulkar.
Tendulkar reminded the fans when they took pride in Yuvraj's scintillating performances in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 50-over World Cup in 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh. Pic/ Getty Images
"All of us took pride in the heroics of Yuvi when we won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and his outstanding contribution in the ODI World Cup win in 2011 will always be cherished.
The iconic batsman is confident that Yuvraj will make a great comeback proving his detrctors wrong once again. "I have been an admirer of Yuvi's indomitable spirit which has overcome many challenges, both on and off the field. Knowing Yuvi's determination and ability to fight adversities, he will emerge stronger, proving his critics wrong, yet again."
Tendulkar along with former skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed Yuvraj since his nascent days in international cricket. When Yuvraj was detected with rare germ-cell cancer, Tendulkar had travelled all the way to UK to visit him.