Veteran Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh reminisced about the 2011 World Cup while walking down the Wankhede stairs on Monday. Yuvraj will be representing the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming edition of IPL.
Wankhede had hosted the final of cricket's mega event on 2 April, 2011 where India went on to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to win their second World Cup after a wait of 28 long years. It was also the same ground where Yuvraj was adjudged Player of the Tournament.
Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to share this moment.
Star Sports, who will be telecasting the IPL for the second time also showered praises on the dashing southpaw.
Life has been asking tough questions to Yuvraj Singh since the past few years. He soldiered on for India during the 2011 World Cup despite his poor health. Later, he was diagnosed with germ-cell cancer but emerged victorious against the deadly disease. Post his recovery, he has been trying hard to find his place in the Indian squad but due to lack of form and intense competition, he has been overlooked by the selectors.
Yuvraj was the most expensive buy of the 2014 IPL auction where Royal Challengers of Bangalore had bought him for a whopping Rs.14 crores. Even though he had scored 376 runs which included three fifties in 14 matches. He was not retained by RCB in the next season.
Yuvi's fortunes changed in the next edition as he was bought for an exorbitant amount of Rs.16 crores by Delhi Daredevils. The franchise did not retain him as he managed to score only 248 runs which included two half-centuries in 14 games. He represented Kings XI Punjab last season where he hardly made any impact. He could only score 65 runs in the eight matches that he played.
When his name was announced in this year's auctions, three-time winners Mumbai Indians banked on him and bought him for Rs.1 Crore. This year's IPL seems to be a make or break situation for the two-time World Cup winner and he will need to fire all cylinders in order to resurrect his cricketing career.