Yuvi will silence his critics soon: mother

Updated: 23 February 2008 16:57 IST

Out of form Yuvraj Singh will come out of the "worst crisis" in his career and will soon silence his detractors by rediscovering his form, asserts Sha

Yuvi will silence his critics soon: mother

Adelaide:

Out of form Yuvraj Singh will come out of the "worst crisis" in his career and will soon silence his detractors by rediscovering his form, asserts his mother Shabnam Singh.

"I can sense seeing him there (Australia) that he is feeling very low and I have never seen this Yuvraj. He is under so much stress that he was complaining of migraine a week back.

"Whenever he is cornered he bounces back. It is his trait, Yuvi will be back," declares Shabnam who left Australia after spending a week with her son.

Shabnam was beside her son to share the "extreme lows" and the "trauma" which she said was never quite understood by media and public at large.

"This is surely one of the roughest phase of his career especially considering he went to Australia on a great high," she bemoaned.

Yuvraj has had a disastrous run in the Tests series against Australia and one-dayers are proving no better but Shabnam, a zonal level basketball player herself in her prime, backs her son to the hilt to rediscover his old touch in the coming week, and thereafter.

"He is mentally very strong ... he wants to do well and is trying his best. I'm sure he will learn from it and also come out stronger."

As a kid, Shabnam says, Yuvraj always wanted to do well against Pakistan and Australia.

Yuvraj tore Pakistan attack to shreds in Bangalore two months ago but Australia has been another story.

"As a kid, he always wanted to do well against Pakistan and Australia. He tell all of us (in the family) 'this (tour to Australia) is the biggest challenge since the World Cup'.

"After the high of six sixes and the Twenty20 triumph, there were lofty expectations from him. Sometimes, these expectations can work against an individual." Shabnam said Yuvraj would do everything to keep himself fit and keep in a positive frame of mind.

"On off days, he'd follow the yoga and exercise regimen that is given to him. He does special exercise to strengthen his knee, watch some movies, surf on the net, talk to his friends and relax."

But, his scores of 2, 0, 5, 12 and 0 in his last five Test innings and 2, 3 and 6 in one-day internationals has left him distraught.

Things got aggravated with reports questioning his attitude and commitment towards the team's cause, though Shabnam rubbishes all of them.

"All this is baseless. He is a complete team man. He is upset even if he scores and the team loses. Allegations like these have given him a lot of pain," says Shabnam.

Yuvraj's string of low scores have also opened his personal life to scrutiny with his alleged affair with a rising film star doing rounds.

"I don't understand why people are bothered about what he does in his life away from the field. He is a human being first then a cricketer and he will do things that normal people do. I'll be very happy if people leave Yuvi alone and judge him by what he does on the field," she signs off.



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