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I'm getting stronger on the wrist, ready for action: Yuvraj
PTI
St Lucia, May 02, 2010
First Published: 15:31 IST(2/5/2010)
Last Updated: 15:34 IST(2/5/2010)

Having rediscovered his touch during India's seven-wicket win over Afghanistan, left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh said he is getting stronger on the wrist and is ready for action in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup.

The powerfully built batsman made an unbeaten 22-ball 23 but more than the runs he scored, Yuvraj was happy that his injured wrist held good in the game.

"I am getting much stronger now on the wrist and am ready for action," said Yuvraj.

The Punjab batsman said at one point in time, he had decided to go for a surgery but later dropped the idea as he was keen on playing the T20 World Cup.

"If I had to undergo surgery it would have taken me a lot more time to recover. Definitely, I would have been out for a long time. I had been in and out for a while from the finger injury and was desperate to play," Yuvraj said.

"The physios and the specialist in Australia were okay with me to play from the first game of the IPL," added the dashing left-hander, who is known for his magical six sixes of successive balls off England's Stuart Broad.

The 28-year-old middle-order batsman said it is always difficult to come back from injury.

"Every time you come back from an injury you will take some time to strengthen it. When I came back from my knee injury, I struggled for the first few months. It is just that you need to be careful, make yourself stronger, be careful when to rest yourself and when not to play," he said.

Yuvraj was out of the squad for sometime after he injured his wrist during the second Test against Bangladesh in January and though he played in IPL III, he was a big disappointments as he struggled with form.

The left-hander's commitment towards the game was also questioned during that phase and Yuvraj said the last six months had been the most frustrating moments in his 10-year-long illustrious career.


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