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Manjrekar relives Yuvraj’s 2011 World Cup heroics

Manjrekar relives Yuvraj’s 2011 World Cup heroics

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is probably one of the finest all-rounders unearthed by the Indian soil. Time and again, the 37-year old produced scintillating performances in all the three departments of the game.

Discussing his cricketing journey, it would be hard to ignore the heroics of the Chandigarh born player in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 event where he was suffering from a fatal disease like cancer and still went on to become the player of the tournament, thus allowing India to claim their 2nd World Cup title.

Sanjay Manjrekar, ex-Indian wicket-keeper, who is currently performing the duties of a commentator in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament took some time to reflect on India’s talismanic player. The 53-year old admitted that he wasn’t in favor of including Yuvraj in the World Cup squad of India in 2011 as he was recovering from a disease.

However, the swashbuckling player claimed the player of the match award in his first game which moved the Mysore born to eat his words. Reflecting on the moment, Sanjay added that Yuvraj met him after the game and held nothing against him which speaks a lot about the all-rounder’s greatness.