Yuvraj Singh was the pivotal member of the World Cup winning Indian team in 2011. The all rounder saved India many times during the tournament. Sachin Tendulkar, in response to a question on his YouTube channel, expressed that if he could add one member from India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad to the current team, it would be Yuvraj Singh. Tendulkar’s choice of Yuvraj Singh highlights the all-rounder’s exceptional performance during the 2011 World Cup, where he played a crucial role in India’s victory with his consistent batting and wicket-taking abilities, making him a valuable asset to any squad. With India needing batsmen who can bowl, Yuvraj could have been the perfect man for India today. 

Yuvraj Singh in 2011 World Cup

Yuvraj Singh’s performance in the 2011 Cricket World Cup was nothing short of legendary and played a pivotal role in India’s victory. Despite a lackluster run leading up to the tournament, Yuvraj rose to the occasion and showcased his mettle as one of the tournament’s standout performers.

Batting in the middle order, Yuvraj consistently delivered match-winning performances. He started with a blazing 58 against England, building crucial partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. Against Ireland, he guided India to victory with a composed 50 not out, showcasing maturity and responsibility. Yuvraj continued his excellent run, scoring unbeaten half-centuries against the Netherlands and the West Indies.

In the knockout stages, Yuvraj’s big-match temperament shone through. He contributed with the ball, picking key wickets and being India’s most economical bowler against Australia. His unbeaten 57 in the Quarter-Final against the same opponent was crucial in securing India’s win.

Yuvraj’s all-round abilities were on full display in the final against Sri Lanka, where he picked up crucial wickets, including that of Kumar Sangakkara, and played a key role in India’s World Cup triumph. With 362 runs and 15 wickets, he was the highest impact player of the tournament, leading India to their second World Cup title.

Yuvraj Singh’s exceptional performance in the 2011 World Cup will be remembered as one of the greatest individual contributions to India’s cricketing history.

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