Yuvraj delighted with his double ton

Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 11:39 [IST]
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Yuvraj delighted to be back in form

Yuvraj Singh who cracked a delightful double century for Rest of India in their clash against Mumbai in the fourth Day's play in Jaipur said that he was happy to get his touch after a long lay off.

The left-handed batsman has had an ordinary run of form in the past one year or so playing for India and was recently axed from the Indian squad for the Australian series.

"I don't care about the timing. I wanted to be back in form after long lay off due to injury. I am happy that I did it," said Yuvraj, skipper of Rest of India.

"I was just trying to play straight in initial phase and was resolute to post a big score. I was trying to play on merit of the ball. The pitch was nice and the ball was coming nicely at the bat," he added.

Rest of India batted again despite having a chance to ask Mumbai to follow on. Then that was when Yuvraj stoked his double century and declared after setting up a mammoth aggregate score of 781. Yuvraj said he did not think that the declaration came rather late.

"The pitch is flat and I feel it was very difficult to get opponents out twice on such surface. Our bowlers were too tired so I thought of giving them a bit of rest and that is why we decided to bat again instead of forcing a follow on," he said.

Mumbai player Abhishek Nair, on the other hand, tried to downplay the poor performance of his side.

"I am not giving any excuses. The rest of India played better than us. We could have showed more resolve and patience. It was also a bad toss to lose and there after a couple of missed chances took the away from us," he said.

"Our batting was also not good and instead of batting straight we played too many cross batted shots. We know we are in dire straits but we would try and redeem ourselves. We have learnt our lessons and one bad outing would not have much effect. We are a good side and have been doing well," he added.


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