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I was harsh on Yuvraj as I wanted to prove a point, says father Yograj

Outlook – Yuvraj on Monday brought the curtains down on a roller-coaster international career, the pinnacle of which was his exploits in India”s 2011 World Cup triumph.

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  • Yuvraj on Monday brought the curtains down on a roller-coaster international career, the pinnacle of which was his exploits in India”s 2011 World Cup triumph.
  • ….if you (Yuvraj) think I have been very harsh to you, I wanted to prove a point to the people and I hope you understand,” added the 61-year-old, on whose insistence the swashbuckling batsman took up cricket as a career.
  • Yuvraj”s relationship with his father has been far from perfect with the left-handed batsman saying he was like a “dragon” to him.
  • Former India batsman Chandu Borde, who was a selector when the batting all-rounder was picked in the national side, dubbed Yuvraj as “a courageous person who is an inspiration to others”.
  • Asked specifically whether he saw the spark in Yuvraj at 20, Borde said, “Yes, he showed the talent and at that time his contribution to the team was good — he was a good left-arm spinner, fielder and batsman — and what else you want.”


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