The former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will go down as one of the greatest match-finishers in the history of Indian cricket. His service to the nation including the 20017 World T20 and ICC World Cup 2011 will forever be etched in the hearts of the cricket lovers.
Yuvraj, who has made 304 ODI appearances in his career amassing 8701 runs including 14 centuries has played against some of the greatest bowlers to have played. Only a few bowlers managed to trouble Yuvraj Singh with his high bat flow and supreme timing.
However, in a recent interview with Sportstar, Yuvraj Singh has opened up on one bowler who troubled him the most. Usually, the southpaw was a good player of spin bowling but the legendary spinner from Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan often troubled him. The Sri Lankan cricketer is the greatest off-spinner to play the game and has troubled all the batsmen across the globe.
“I really struggled against (Muttiah) Muralitharan. Had no clue against him. Glenn (McGrath) would trouble me a lot with the away-going delivery. Luckily I didn’t play much against McGrath because in Test matches I was sitting out and cheering for the seniors,” Yuvraj said.
However, Yuvraj Singh admitted resorting to legend Sachin Tendulkar’s technique helped him tackle Muttiah Muralitharan’s spin. Sachin had avised Yuvraj to play the sweep shot against the legendary spinner which came in handy.
“Sachin (Tendulkar) told me to start sweeping (against Muralitharan) and I was at ease,” Yuvraj added.
The legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh played crucial roles during India’s 2007 World T20 and ICC World Cup 2011 campaigns helping them to win two major trophies. He retired from international cricket last year and recently plied his trade in Global T20 Canada and Abu Dhabi T10 League.