Winning the World Cup is certainly special and something to be proud of! India has also won the World Cup two times; first time in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and second time in 2011 when MS Dhoni led the Indian team.
Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer, was a part of the 2011 World Cup winning team and he played an important role in this campaign as he was the player of the tournament. On Saturday, the Punjab cricketer talked about the semi-final of the World Cup 2011 and why he feels that India was destined to win that match.
India played the semi-final against Pakistan and as both the countries are arch-rivals, it was a high pressure match that India won by 29 runs. India has never lost to Pakistan in the World Cup and in this match, the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar played a significant role in India’s victory as he scored 85 runs.
While recalling the match, Yuvraj Singh said that India was destined to win it as Sachin Tendulkar was dropped four times in that match and luck was on the side of the Indian team. The Little Master was dropped at the score of 27, 45, 70 and 81 by Misbahul Haq, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal respectively.
However, Yuvraj got out on the first ball in the semi-final match that was played at Mohali which is the home ground of the cricketer and it left the crowd highly disappointed. Yuvi talked about Mohali ground and stated that it has always been unlucky for him as he made his test debut at Mohali, got his finger fractured there and his knee also broke at Mohali only. While recalling his dismissal at the semi-final of the World Cup 2011, Yuvi said that the crowd came with a lot of expectations to see their local boy playing well but when he got out, they got silent as if Sachin Tendulkar had been dismissed.