Fans pin hope on Yuvraj for Tests

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Two centuries in the Duleep Trophy final just before the tour to Pakistan has earned Yuvraj Singh a place in the Indian Test team.

Fans pin hope on Yuvraj for Tests

Chandigarh:

Two centuries in the Duleep Trophy final just before the tour to Pakistan has earned Yuvraj Singh a place in the Indian Test team. After the one-day series, India will play three-match Test series in Pakistan from April 28. Young cricketers in Chandigarh are excited about Yuvraj's return to the Test team. So far, Yuvraj has played in only one Test, that too on his home ground at Mohali. But it was far from an impressive debut. But this time, Yuvraj Singh's inclusion in the Test team has instilled a sense of pride and enthusiasm amongst the young cricketers who practice at the DAV cricket centre in Chandigarh. They are confident that Yuvraj, a former trainee at the same centre, will not disappoint them. "He had been waiting to make it to the Test team for quite a while. His inclusion will strengthen the Indian side," said Yuvraj's coach Sukhwinder Bawa. Yuvraj Singh has long been a role model for the cricketers of this academy. "All the boys here are impressed by Yuvraj's batting. They all feel that he will do very well in the test team," says a young boy. "He will do well in the tests. He plays a very natural game. He will do well," says another young cricketer. So, while the country's attention shifts to the Indian team's performance in the forthcoming Test series, people of Chandigarh will also have their eyes fixed on their local hero.

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