top of page
  • Writer's pictureCricket Chatter by Dilip Ahluwalia

Yuvraj Singh – You mattered when it mattered the most!

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Whenever India lacks the finishing touch in a game in a big tournament, we miss Yuvraj. Whenever we feel that our world cup squad lacks balance we miss Yuvraj Singh. When the going gets tough the tough get going – Yuvraj Singh really proved this saying with his knock of 70 off 30 against mighty Australia in the 2007 T20 World Cup.


India at one stage was playing run-a-ball innings until Yuvraj came to the crease and made his intentions clear about what he thought was a good score.

He literally started from where he had stopped against England when he scored the fastest T20 half-century which included 6 sixes in the Stuart Broad over.

Yuvraj Singh is a living example of this phrase. He has been a vital cog in the Indian cricket team for many years.

He has been instrumental in India's success in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup, where he was named Man of the Tournament. He has also been an important part of the Indian team in the 2003 and 2013 Champions Trophy tournaments. In the 2011 World Cup, he averaged 90+ which is the highest in the team, and took 15 wickets, which is second only to Zaheer in Team India’s world cup campaign.


He made life and captaincy easier for his captain and especially for Dhoni. Yuvraj was the go-to player for him – the team needs a wicket, Yuvraj will get you one, need a stand our knock, Yuvraj will play one, need brilliance in the field, Yuvraj would produce an outstanding catch or a runout.

Yuvraj was a tailor-fit player that any team would pray for to play in crunch situations in big matches. The man won everything for us starting from U 19 WC win, ICC Champions Trophy, T20 WC, and 50 over WC.

Is Yuvraj Singh the Greatest All Rounder of all time?

  • 0%YES!

  • 0%NO!

Yuvraj Singh is known for his amazing batting and bowling skills and he has been an integral part of the team for many years. He is also remembered for his calmness and composure in crunch situations. His stellar performances have earned him several awards and accolades, including the prestigious Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award, and the ICC Player of the Tournament award.

Sachin Tendulkar told Yuvraj Singh “You will matter when it will matter the most”

Yuvraj Singh is a true champion who has always been at the top of his game. He has always risen to the occasion when it mattered the most. He is an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations. Kohli took over duties from Sachin, in the early days and now Rishab has taken over as a wicket-keeper however finding a replacement for Yuvraj Singh seems impossible.

There are all-rounders who can bat and bowl well but how often do you find a player who can win you big tournaments by being at the top of their game and steady the ship as many times as it requires to be steadied?

Once when he was going through a lean patch Sachin Tendulkar told him “You will matter when it will matter the most” and indeed he did.

bottom of page