My diving technique has gone haywire: Yuvraj

Updated: 18 March 2010 10:10 IST

Yuvraj Singh has blamed his injury breakdowns of the past few months on his diving technique while fielding, saying it seems to have gone "haywire".

My diving technique has gone haywire: Yuvraj

New Delhi:

India's explosive batsman Yuvraj Singh has blamed his injury breakdowns of the past few months on his diving technique while fielding, saying it seems to have gone "haywire".

"It's just unfortunate that I've got these injuries in the last 4 months. Hopefully, you know, next coming...we've got a very important year for the Indian team, and should not be getting injured this year, fingers crossed," said Yuvraj, who is currently recuperating from a wrist injury.

"It's just been happening in the last year only. I don't know, I think my technique of diving has gone a bit haywire or something," he added.

The swashbuckling left-hander, who plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, said the breakdowns have left him frustrated and he can't wait to get back on the field.

"Last four months have been frustrating and I had a bit of finger injuries and a thumb injury and now a wrist injury. So it's been pretty bad with injuries but done my best to get back into shape and it's feeling good now so just need to get into the match scenario," he told NDTV.

"I've been lagging behind six months now...I've been injured a lot...and it's been very frustrating sitting out, and I really want to get really fit and have a good year this time."

Yuvraj, who was replaced as Kings XI captain Kumar Sangakkara at the start of the IPL season, said the job is quite a challenge.

"When things are not right on the field, you become aggressive sometimes, sometimes it gets the best out of you, sometimes it gets the worst out of you, but captaincy is a challenge and when you're captaining a tournament for 40 days, it's actually, you look forward to it," he said.

Yuvraj insisted that he shared a good rapport with Sangakkara.

"He's a great person. He understands all the local players, he takes feedback from everyone, especially Mahela and myself, and when Brett Lee is there as well, he's been captaining the Sri Lankan team for a while now, so he's done a great job for Sri Lanka and I hope he does a great job for Kings XI as well," he said.

Topics : Cricket
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