Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has named the toughest bowler he has had to face throughout his cricketing days. Yuvraj was firepower with the bat. He was a big match player and had the ability to smash any bowling attack in the world. He has been a gem for India in the last few years and has helped them conquer the world with his explosiveness.
Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which was won and hosted by the Indian National Cricket Team. He was also a key figure in India’s maiden T20 World Cup victory in 2007 at South Africa. Yuvraj’s six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad of England will forever remain as one of the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian cricket.
However, there was one bowler against whom Yuvraj Singh was absolutely clueless throughout his playing days. Yuvi has now come up with the answer.
Yuvraj Singh Names The Toughest Bowler He Faced
“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 told Sportstar.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Advice Made It A Bit Easy: Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj also spoke about how he finally started to tackle the world-class spin bowling from the Lankan. According to his own admission, it was an advice from legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar that changed Yuvraj’s fortunes against Muralitharan forever.
“Sachin (Tendulkar) told me to start sweeping (against Muralitharan) and I was at ease,” he added.
India’s prolific match-winner in their recent two World Cups – 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup – Yuvraj recently also stated that he got more support under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy than under MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.