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Don't write off cricketers like Yuvraj Singh - Virat Kohli

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Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, shot back at people who wrote off Yuvraj Singh after he wasn’t able to time the ball and get any decent scores for a longer period of time. He also made a strong statement that no such words should be used for any cricketer in the world, particularly to the people who can turn the tables from any point of the match.

Yuvraj played an important knock against Delhi Daredevils, after the top order failed once again, to help the team to a 16-run win.

“I am glad that Yuvraj Singh has stood up. Lot of people had written him off, which I think should never been done to any cricketer because we never know when one can make a comeback,” said Kohli, after the game against Delhi Daredevils.

He took all the disparagement that came his way and has come back with a bang to score scintillating knocks in the past 2 games in the red and gold jersey for RCB, to once again announce himself to the world that he is still there as one of the best.

Further heaping praise on the aggressive all-rounder, “What a world class player Yuvraj has been for India. It is all about respecting him. He has won two World Cups for us single-handedly. I am really glad to see him stepping up at crucial times for RCB,” he said.

When asked about the team finally putting things in the right place as the tournament enters the final stages of the league phase, he said, “I am really happy to see that rest of the players also are picking themselves up. Now, we are looking to take one game at a time and not thinking too far away.”

Placed 6th in the points table with 4 wins (8 points) from 10 matches, Bangalore face a tough road ahead.

After being mauled by James Faulkner and Steve Smith in the previous game against Rajasthan Royals, the Royal Challengers made quite a few changes on the bowling front. “You tend to try a few different things when the results are not going in your way. We try to stick to the same team. Probably we make one change every game. After the last game we wanted to give bowlers mental rest, and that is why these many changes,” Kohli said.

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