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Yuvraj unhappy with paparazzi

Injured Yuvraj, who is out of ICC trophy, needs a lesson in humility and good manners in public.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 21:25 IST

Stylish middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is out of the ICC Champions Trophy following an injury on Saturday, certainly needs a lesson or two in humility and good manners in public.

The southpaw, who has not been handling the ball too well recently on the field was seen manhandling a photojournalist in Chandigarh, 10 km from here, as he came out of an MRI centre after a test for his knee injury.

As Yuvi, as he is known in his home city, came out of the MRI centre, the photojournalist on assignment started clicking his pictures. This infuriated Yuvraj who snatched his camera and threatened him not to take pictures. A flared up Yuvraj asked him: "Who has allowed you to take pictures?"

The explanation by the photographer that he was only doing his duty fell on deaf ears and he was allegedly manhandled.

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium turned out to be the hot-spot on Sunday with not only thousands of fans lining up to enter it well on time but also many VVIPs were seen much before the start of the crucial India-Australia match.

From BCCI president and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to ICC president Percy Sonn and CEO Malcom Speed, Indian selection committee chairman Dilip Vengsarkar and other selectors as well as many VIPs of the region were in proper attendance.

It was not the love for cricket that drew most of these regional VIPs to the venue since they had not bothered to watch earlier Champion Trophy ties here. It was possibly their eagerness to be seen at the 'prestigious' pavilion block of the stadium on the day of the eagerly awaited tie.