After this match, Yuvraj was out of the T20 team for almost two years. He returned in 2016 but he could not show the same game as before and in 2017 he played his last international T20 match.
Yuvraj Singh had to listen a lot after the final of the 2014 World T20.
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga retired from cricket. He stayed only for the T20 World Cup but when he was not selected in the Sri Lankan team, he announced to quit cricket. Lasit Malinga had already left ODI and Test cricket. But had said that he wants to play in the T20 World Cup. But this could not happen. Sri Lankan player took 107 wickets in international matches of T20 cricket. He is the highest wicket taker bowler. Along with this, Sri Lanka’s victory of winning the T20 World Cup is also his head. In 2014, he won the cup to Sri Lanka in this tournament held in Bangladesh. India was defeated in the final of the tournament. Lasith Malinga bowled amazingly during the match. Due to his brilliant game, Yuvraj Singh’s career was almost over. Along with this, Yuvi had to face a lot of criticism. So what was the story of this match?
The final of the 2014 World T20 was played at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, India had lost the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane cheaply. But there was a 60-run partnership for the second wicket between Rohit Sharma (29) and Virat Kohli (77). Rohit Sharma got out in the 11th over and Yuvraj Singh came in the field. Then it seemed that India would comfortably score above 150. But the runs did not come from Yuvi’s bat. Earlier Sri Lankan spinners Rangana Herath and Sachitra Senanayake did not give them a chance to open. Then even his runs did not come off Malinga’s balls. However, at the other end, many runs were coming out of Kohli’s bat. In the 16th over, India’s score became 111 for two wickets. Then only four runs came from the 17th and 18th overs. In these overs, Yuvi played eight out of 12 balls but could only score four runs.
Yuvi got out after scoring 11 runs in 21 balls.
Finally, on the first ball of the 19th over, he was dismissed by Nuwan Kulasekara. He was dismissed after scoring 11 runs in 21 balls. With this innings, the momentum of a big score kept going from India’s hand. The Indian team could only score 11 runs in the last two overs and reached the score of 130 runs for four wickets. Kohli was run out after scoring 77 runs in 58 balls with five fours and four sixes. Dhoni also failed to hit a big shot in the last over and could score four runs in seven balls. Lasith Malinga did not get any wicket but he gave only 27 runs in four overs and played an important role in India’s failure to reach the big score.
Sangakkara’s fifty and Sri Lanka won
Scoring runs on the pitch was not easy but Sri Lanka chased down the target in 17.5 overs with the help of an unbeaten 52 from Kumar Sangakkara. Thisara Perera supported him well and scored 23 not out in 14 balls. In this way Sri Lanka won the T20 World Cup for the first time. It became the fifth country to win this tournament. Before that India, Pakistan, England and West Indies had done this feat.
After the match, where there was celebration in Sri Lanka, there was disappointment in India. And Yuvraj Singh became a victim of the anger of the people. Much has been written about him in reverse. After this match, Yuvraj was out of the T20 team for almost two years. He returned in 2016 but he could not show the same game as before and in 2017 he played his last international T20 match.
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