Sunday, April 3, 2011

YUVI SAID 'Maintaining top spot will be a challenge'

Mumbai: Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh feels the challenge for India after winning the World Cup will be to maintain the top spot in One-day Internationals.

Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets in the competition, said it is important for the team to raise the bar from here on.

"We have to raise the bar all the time. We can't afford to be complacent now and the challenge will be to maintain the top spot," said Yuvraj during the felicitation of the India team at Raj Bhavan here Sunday. India are also the number one side in Tests.

The southpaw recalled the moment when he saw tears in Sachin Tendulkar's eyes after India won the coveted crown at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

"It was a very emotional moment when we saw tears in Sachin's eyes. It is a dream come true and we are glad that we could do it for him and the entire nation."

Yuvraj also thanked his current and former captain for supporting him in testing times.

"When I started my career, Sourav was the captain and he supported me a lot. And now Mahi (Dhoni) also supports me. He has always been there and it is special when the whole team supports you. And this is what makes the team unity. But definitely Sourav and MS have been helpful in my career," he said.

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