Yuvi praises youngsters for Challenger win

Updated: 26 October 2008 16:20 IST

Yuvraj Singh, who retained the NKP Salve Trophy, said there were few positives to take from the tournament.

Yuvi praises youngsters for Challenger win

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Test discard Yuvraj Singh was disappointed having missed a big one in the Challengers, but the India Blue skipper, who retained the NKP Salve Trophy, said there were few positives to take from the tournament.

"It was disappointing from my side that I didn't get much runs. But the most important thing is not individual performance but the team did well and that is important. The series saw some new crop of talents," said the India Blue captain after their easy five-wicket win over Red in the final.

Yuvraj, who was impressed with Bengal mediumpacer Ashok Dinda, said, "Dinda bowled very well with the new ball. He really bowled his heart out in the last two games. He attacked the batsman with a short ball and also pitched the ball really up. I see a lot of improvement in Dinda in the last two years.

"Irfan (Pathan) and (Siddharth) Trivedi too bowled a very good line to the middle-order. We had specific fields for a specific batsman. I was very happy with the way we won. Our bowlers were outstanding. After the first game, pitch played very well."

Asked whether he was happy to chase a low target in the final, he said, "I am not disappointed actually. For any captain winning an easy game is a good feeling. It would have been a very exciting for the crowd if it was a 250-300 affair. But I am very happy with the way our boys bowled and fielded through out the tournament," said Yuvraj.

Topics : Cricket Anil Kumble Yuvraj Singh Gary Kirsten
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