Off The Field

‘I take full responsibility’, Yuvraj Singh recalls his horrific show in 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka

Written by Vipin Darwade

Playing for over 15 years, Yuvraj Singh became a fan-favourite with his batting heroics and electrifying fielding efforts. Nonetheless, he also faced several criticisms following his failures post overcoming a deadly disease in the form of cancer in 2012. One of the former India batsman’s failures included his horrific show in the 2014 T20 World Cup final versus Sri Lanka.

Facing the Lankans, MS Dhoni-led India faltered like nine pins to lose the contest rather convincingly; by 6 wickets in Dhaka. Despite a complete team failure, Yuvi’s 21-ball 11 made headlines for all the wrong reasons and he was made the scapegoat for the loss.

Reflecting on the match, Yuvi told during an Instagram live session, “I take full responsibility for that final loss. I couldn’t hit the ball. But then the Lankans bowled very well. Even the other batsmen struggled but fans and media made me the villain.”

He further added, “There were stones thrown at my house in Chandigarh. When I came home, I saw my India cap and the bat I hit 6 sixes with and realized my time is done.”

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