Colombo: Man-of-the-match Yuvraj Singh is happy to have done his bit in India's 1-run win against South Africa on Tuesday but disappointed that they were out of the tournament. The all-rounder, who scored 21 and claimed two wickets in the match, said it was an unfortunate end to a top performance.
Yuvraj said the team did quite well through the course of the tournament. "It is unfortunate. Winning four out of five matches is top-effort. But that's how the format is," he said.
"I heard some people said what Yuvraj was doing in the playing eleven. But I am happy that I could take some wickets because I did not do much with the bat," said Yuvraj.
"Twenty20 is unpredictable and we are disappointed that we could not qualify for the semifinals," he added.
Speaking of his achievement at playing after battling cancer, the 30-year-old said he felt victorious. "There was a time I felt I will never play again. I feel victorious. Having this man of the match award is great. I dedicate it to all cancer patients and my mother."
Asked about his fitness level, he said, "I am fit enough to play for India and I will get even fitter if I play more and more Test and ODI cricket."
Yuvraj made his comeback to the national side in a short T20 series against New Zealand just before the start of World T20. From the event in Sri Lanka, he raked in 66 runs from four innings with a best of 21 and a strike rate of 108.19.
He was also effective with his part-time bowling and finished the tournament with 8 wickets, one short of L Balaji who was India's highest wicket-taker.
(With PTI inputs)