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Yuvraj is Lara of India: de Silva

cricket Updated: Dec 09, 2007 13:16 IST

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Showering accolades on Yuvraj Singh, Sri Lankan cricketing great Aravinda de Silva described the middle order batsman as the Brian Lara of India.

Admiring Yuvraj's entertaining batsmanship, de Silva expressed surprise that a player of his calibre was being kept out of the Test eleven.

"I couldn't believe Yuvraj Singh being left out of the Test squad. The way he plays he is the Brian Lara of India. I would pay money to go and watch him. He is one of the best players they got in the whole of India," de Silva said in his syndicated column to Sri Lankan newspapers.

Yuvraj was included in the Test squad for the series against Pakistan but was not picked in the playing eleven for the first two matches.

The left-hander, who made it to the final team for the third Test due to injuries to Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, scored a breezy hundred to bail out India from a precarious situati