Monday, November 10, 2008
'Kidnapping' Yuvi only chance for us, jokes Pietersen
Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who single-handedly won the first two ODIs for his team against England, is giving sleepless nights to the tourists, even as skipper Kevin Pietersen jokingly said that he would like to lock him up in room, making sure that he won't play in the third ODI scheduled for Kanpur.KP said that Yuvraj was a match winner for India and it's very difficult for his side to get him out. "Yuvraj is a game breaker. He is a guy who wins matches and he is very difficult to get out when he is batting the way he is now. I'm going to take Yuvraj out in the hotel tonight and make sure he doesn't come to Kanpur for the next game!" 'The Sun' quoted the English skipper as saying.In the first match at Rajkot, Yuvraj hit 138 not out from 78 balls, and then played a wonderful knock of 118 off 122 deliveries along with a tremendous bowling figures of 10-0-28-4 on Monday. His victims were England's four top scorers."Rarely in England's one-day history - and this was their 500th match since 1971 - have they been destroyed so completely by the single-handed brilliance of one player," said the paper.It further stated that in the first game Yuvi didn't have a chance to torment England with the ball because he didn't field as he had a bad back. He played a better innings on Monday because India were tottering at 29-3 on a tricky pitch.