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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sometimes, it happens!...but this ain't sometime!!

~"Kohli is on song. Looks like no one can stop him!!"..."Apparently, his team mate can!"
~"Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Yuvi ko OLX pe bhej de!!"
These are few of the responses received after the wonderful show Yuvraj Singh has put up in today's match. He successfully put a halt to the well paced Indian innings. Lasith Malinga during the presentation ceremony would have silently thanked Yuvraj for his priceless contribution to Sri Lanka. Be ready to not see Yuvraj for sometime from now. Or maybe, not much at all in those blues. Maybe, fans can be satisfied with IPL appearances. It is very hard for the team or for fans to hold responsible one person for the loss but it is inevitable. And watch out for the stone rain!!
Roar silenced!!

Agreed, cricket is a team event and the entire blame or praise goes to everyone. But, you have to consider the work of your team mates. The pain it would be for the bowlers to defend a mere 131. The debate is not about whether Yuvraj should retire now or if Dhoni should have sent Yuvraj at that position when there was Raina who is in very good form. The question is, could some one who won for the country three cricket world cups, can not score a single of every ball he faced atleast in the death overs!!?? Now, every finger points towards Yuvraj Singh blaming him for the world cup loss. The brain which tells that finger to point at this person does not care to remember that this was the guy who played the most crucial role in India's second ODI world cup win exactly three years back.

Loss of form happens sometimes. It is unfortunate. We just have to move on. It happens sometimes. But this is not under that category, "sometimes." This is "onetime." This is a once in two years chance and this is the finals of the ICC cricket world cup for God's sake!! I have seen Indians celebrating the wicket of Murali Vijay on 12 November 2013, the day when the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar came out to bat for the last time at the Wankhede. They went berserk when an Indian was out. Cricket fans in India went even more berserk when Yuvraj got out after he could not even dispatch a full toss to six!!

Honestly, this is not how you reward your country which is full hopes. Forget the country, this is not at all the way one treats his team mate who has been playing every match, winning them for the county and one who was so keen on having Yuvraj on his side during IPL. Sad part is Virat Kohli is left in tears both after the 2012 and 2014 world cups!!