I wanted to bat according to the situation, not the occasion: Yuvraj talks about Pak match

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I wanted to bat according to the situation, not the occasion: Yuvraj talks about Pak match

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Amlan Majumdar


After his valuable knock of 24 in a 61-run partnership with Virat Kohli to guide India to victory against Pakistan, Yuvraj Singh said on Monday that he was focussing on the situation rather than the occasion. The left-hander further opened up about his innings and the partnership with Virat Kohli.

“I wanted to bat according to the situation no matter how big the occasion was. It was important to focus on right things. I just wanted to watch the ball and rotate the strike and I was able to do that. Unfortunately, I could not finish the game. Virat is in sublime form and Dhoni came and finished the game,” Yuvraj told bcci.tv.

When India were in a spot of bother at 22/3, the swashbuckling left-hander kept his attacking game under covers in the initial overs scoring less than run-a-ball before upping his ante against Wahab Riaz smashing him for a six.

“My job is to play a few balls and then play my attacking game. We were under a bit of pressure after losing the first game (against New Zealand). We did not bat the way we wanted to. Here, we lost three quick wickets which put us under pressure. We needed to get a partnership and the 50 plus stand with Virat took the pressure off us,” said the 34-year-old.

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The veteran also expressed his happiness about the win, which helped the Men in Blue get their confidence back, and hoped that they will carry it into the match against Bangladesh on Wednesday in Bengaluru.

“I am happy that team won as it was important to get the confidence back. The next match is against Bangladesh and hope that we continue our good form,” Yuvraj told bcci.tv.

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The 34-year old also heaped praise on the bowlers, who restricted Pakistan to 118/5 in 18 overs.

“We restricted them well. They could never score more than six and half runs per over. The best part was that they could not score a lot of runs in the final overs,” said Yuvraj before signing off.  

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