Century celebration was tribute to Sachin : Yuvraj

Updated: 05 February 2009 09:43 IST

Yuvraj Singh revealed his post-century celebration in the third ODI was actually a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar who taught him how to negate Ajantha Mendis.

Colombo:

Star middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh revealed his post-century celebration in the third ODI was actually a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar who taught him how to negate Sri Lanka's mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis.

Soon after completing his century, Yuvraj was seen pointing his bat towards the dressing room where Tendulkar responded by waving at him.

"I normally talk to Sachin about my batting, he gave me a few plans to play Mendis," Yuvraj said.

"Last time, I got out to Mendis a few times. This time, Sachin told me a few points which really helped me in getting through those overs and give it back to him," Yuvraj said.

It turned out to be a memorable outing for Yuvraj who not only slammed a 95-ball 117 but also claimed a wicket to grab the Man of the Match award.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
Related Articles
Shoaib Akhtar Says He Never Enjoyed Injuring Batsmen. Except One
Shoaib Akhtar Says He Never Enjoyed Injuring Batsmen. Except One
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Shikhar Dhawan Matches Don Bradman's Record With Day 1 Blitzkrieg
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Shikhar Dhawan Matches Don Bradman's Record With Day 1 Blitzkrieg
Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: Visitors Look To Extend Dominance
Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: Visitors Look To Extend Dominance
Show Comments
Advertisement