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Winning is more important than hat-trick: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh obviously couldn't stop blushing after registering his second hat-trick of the Indian Premier League, but the Kings XI Punjab skipper said winning the matches means more to him than achieving personal milestones.

cricket Updated: May 18, 2009 15:13 IST

Yuvraj Singh obviously couldn't stop blushing after registering his second hat-trick of the Indian Premier League, but the Kings XI Punjab skipper said winning the matches means more to him than achieving personal milestones.

Yuvraj (3/13) spun the web around Deccan Chargers batting on Sunday to notch up his second hat-trick of the event and set the platform for the thrilling one-run win to keep their semifinal hopes alive.

"Well, the win was very important for us. It was a collective team effort. The boys bowled well. Sangakkara batted very well. It was an interesting game. The hat-trick is not as important as winning the game. I was happy that I got the second hat-trick of this tournament. It's unbelievable, but I am very happy with the win," Yuvraj said.

The stylish left-hander, however, said he was not aware of the milestone until he saw it on the giant screen.

"I actually didn't realise. I didn't know because Herschelle Gibbs was out off the last ball of one over. So I was thinking I have a hat-trick ball, so I had a slip and a silly point in. Then I bowled a bad ball and I thought I missed my hat-trick, it didn't matter. Then I read on the screen that I had got a hat-trick," he was quoted as saying in IPL's official website.