I am a big fan of cricket, but this is my view on practical grounds. We lost the game due to various reasons and one of them was Yuvraj’s inning. That’s the hard fact and there are many who are not ready to accept it. It’s purely their wish, but my comments are mine; yet I have full respect for Yuvi for what he did in the past.
From yesterday’s final match perspective, Yuvi was not upto the mark…period! It was a big day and our cricket team had been playing consistently & winning all the matches. But on the D-day things got out of shape. Sending Yuvi up the order (even before Raina) could have been a positive decision, but it went in vain. Nonetheless to say, it really doesn’t matter because shit happens. However, on such big day, we expect performance over anything else. It’s a do or die situation to hold up your heads high & be proud of the achievements at the end of the day.
Yes, Yuvi was not able to deliver as expected. When Kohli was able to place the ball toward right direction and middling almost all the shots to near perfection, we could expect similar tactical play from a senior player like Yuvraj. He was literally outnumber and deceived by one of the world’s best death ballers. The same baller he is capable to hit out of the ground!
It is a hard truth but Yuvi has lost the “consistency approach”. He’s living a Sehwag era of delivering some surprises and holding his place in the squad. At a time when there is high competition in Indian cricket fraternity to get into the squad, we expect results and that too on a consistent basis.
From my perspective, even Yuvi’s inning against Aussies seemed a little out of touch. Flamboyance…where the hell it was? He was struggling initially but a few poor deliveries brought him back in the game.
I’m a corporate guy and I know what it takes to stay ahead in the competition. If I’m expected to perform consistently to get good ratings and promotion, so does our cricketers.
A lot of cricketing fans would start searching ways to dislike my post, but this is my honest and practical view. I’m open to discuss it further, so comment freely!