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‘It’ll be hard to find Gary’s replacement’
Hindustan Times
April 04, 2011
First Published: 02:16 IST(4/4/2011)
Last Updated: 02:18 IST(4/4/2011)

Yuvraj Singh was one of the pillars of India's amazing run. The player of the tournament, however, says even the honour cannot match the high of winning.  

Player of the tournament, how does that feel?
It’s an amazing feeling. Of course, the team winning the World Cup comes first.

You took 15 wickets. Are you a complete all-rounder now? 
(Laughs) I can accept I'm a part-time bowler, but you have to do it for a long time to be called an all-rounder. It’s nice to help the captain by bowling whenever he wants me to.

You haven’t been the most consistent of players, but do you think it will be the turning point?
You know, last year was tough with bad form and injuries. I had to work hard to come back and thankfully I came back at the right time.

This is probably going to be Sachin's last World Cup...
It was on the back of our minds that we will win it for him.

Your comments on Kirsten.
He is an amazing coach, we're definitely going to miss him a lot. It's going to be hard to find someone to replace him. And for what he has done for the team, he will be remembered for centuries to come.

Was it difficult for him to teach new things?
He took a while to understand the setup. He understands every individual. He tries to keep everyone together, and the way he trains with each individual is special.
 (source: ICC)


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