He should have been on cloud nine after smashing a match-winning unbeaten 77 against Australia in the one-off T20 match, but Yuvraj Singh said he had mixed feelings as it came on the day Sachin Tendulkar retires from Test cricket.
“Well I don’t know if I am happy or sad. Happy that I hit the ball and sad day that Sachin is retiring. But really happy the way I hit the ball and how I continued to play well since the India ‘A’ and West Indies ‘A’ series,” Yuvraj said at the post-match press conference.
“Definitely, I would like to dedicate it to Sachin and hopefully, maybe tell him on the phone as well. That is the least I can do, dedicate this knock to him. I will also like to dedicate this knock to my mother who prayed a lot for my comeback. Everyday she has been praying for me,” he said.
Yuvraj said it was an emotional moment for the country when an iconic cricketer like Tendulkar retires and added that he did not want to see him leave the game.
“I don’t think I am going to let him go away. I am going to catch hold of his feet and not (let him) leave the dressing room. It has been amazing to play with him for so many years.
One of the greatest players to have played the game. I don’t know what to say,” he said.