Some lunatics on Sunday pelted stones at Yuvraj Singh's house in Chandigarh, blaming him for the loss against Sri Lanka in the World T20 final. Three years ago, the country was singing his praises after he played a stellar knock in the 2011 World Cup final against the same opponents. He also helped India win the 2007 World T20. His six sixes in an over against England is unlikely to be forgotten.
Yuvraj's scratchy knock of 11 (21 balls) in the World T20 final indicates he is struggling. Some are already calling for his head. But those writing off this gutsy Punjabi should do so at their own risk. He will most possibly stand up and deliver a few more knockouts.
The cricketer will himself admit that he faces a tough battle ahead. But there is the IPL where he can make amends.
Despite playing 40 Tests, Yuvraj has not been able to establish himself in the longer version and continues to be known as an impactful ODI player. But he has lost this edge there too. His recent performances forced the selectors to drop him from the Asia Cup squad.
Picked as a T20 specialist for the ICC World T20, Yuvraj made just 100 runs in six matches with an average of 20. This performance will certainly not go down well with the selectors.
But can we rule out this player who has achieved so much?