Yuvraj Singh, who looked unusually subdued in the ICC World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur, Dhaka on Sunday, has suddenly become 'villain' No. 1 after high-flying India lost by six wickets. Yuvraj scored 11 off 21 balls as India failed to gather momentum in the middle overs and finished with just 130 for four in their 20 overs.
Fans in Chandigarh were clearly not amused with Yuvraj's batting. According to media reports, stones were pelted at the star all-rounder's house in Chandigarh on Sunday night and security had to be beefed up. Unidentified youths in three cars created ruckus near Yuvraj's house and the police had to rush a team to control the situation.
A patrolling jeep was also deployed near Yuvraj's house to prevent trouble.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj's father, former fast bowler Yograj Singh, came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman should not be singled out for India's loss. "When we lose, there is criticism from all sides. Ups and downs are part of life and part of this game as well," he said.
Yuvraj was crucial to India's batting. The Man of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup looked to be in great touch when India thrashed Australia by 73 runs in a group match of the ICC World Twenty20. Batting at No. 4, Yuvraj slammed a 43-ball 60 against a quality attack in Mirpur. In the semifinals against South Africa, Yuvraj scored a 17-ball 18 as India coasted to a six-wicket win with five balls remaining.