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first_imgIndian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, has revealed that the Final of the 2014 World T20 was probably ‘the worst day’ of his career when he could muster just 11 off 21 balls as India were beaten by Sri Lanka.While Virat Kohli hit 77 off 58 balls, other batsmen including Yuvraj failed to get going as India could only post 130/4 in their 20 overs. After SL completed the chase comfortably, fans and experts worldwide unleashed their fury on Yuvraj for the slow innings, largely blaming him for the title loss.Reminiscing the fateful day, Yuvraj, while announcing his retirement, said that post the final he felt ‘at times that it’s (career) all over’.”Probably the worst day in my cricket career was the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when I scored 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was over, and I was written off by everyone to an extent that it made me feel at times that it’s all over,” said Yuvraj.The left-hander went on to say that it was only after he realized that his ‘love for the game’ made him get attracted towards cricket, that he could start finding his feet again as runs flowed in the domestic circuit.”Then I took a bit of time off and that’s when I realized why I play cricket – its because I love the game. So I went back to basics and scored heavily in domestic cricket and about a year and a half later I made my comeback in T20 for India again where I hit six and four in the last over against Australia in Sydney and suddenly all the belief came right back,” said Yuvraj.advertisementYuvraj is also proud of his match-winning century on comeback against England when ‘everybody said it was impossible’.”Though I was still in and out of the team for a while and after scoring almost 700 runs in 5 games in domestic cricket I finally made a comeback in one day cricket after three years in Cuttack, on 18th January against England in 2017 and recorded my highest one-day score of 150 (127). When everybody said it was impossible,” explained Yuvraj.Finally, in the southpaw’s words, it’s his never-say-die attitude that kept him going even through the toughest of situations on the field and off it.”Trust me I never stopped believing in myself, no matter what the world said. Believe in yourself because if you put your heart & soul into it you can achieve the impossible,” Yuvraj signed off by saying.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh, hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, retires from international cricketAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh picks Sourav Ganguly and Gary Kirsten as his favourite captain and coachAlso See:last_img

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