The shocking exit of India from the ICC T-20 world cup has disappointed fans all over the country. Inspite of winning against England, Pakistan and South Africa, we couldn't get the ticket to the semi finals. How fair is that? Cricket is an unpredictable game of numbers and points indeed. Even after playing well, when India loses, pain shots through several hearts. An outburst of anger is guaranteed from every Indian Cricket fans that are madly in love with the game and most importantly, the cricketers.
But there is good news for the fans to start celebrating. India’s prince is back with a bang. Facing a long battle with cancer, it is not easy for any sportsperson to regain his\her form. But the prince of Punjab aka Yuvraj Singh has not only won the battle against cancer but also has performed much better than expected on the field, thus silencing his critics forever. He practiced hard to be what he is today post cancer. He fielded well on the ground. He got some quick and important wickets that led to the pressure on the opponents. He looked fit and ever energetic. His brilliant performance earned him the Man of the Match award against the Proteas. He has dedicated it to his mother and all the cancer patients. What a gentleman!
What is it about Yuvraj, which lets him to be everyone’s favourite? The Indian media likes their Yuvi a lot. They would interview him any day rather than our prime minister, no doubt! He is full of glamour, style and Bollywood adores him. It is his aggressive cricketing abilities or maybe dashing charisma off the ground, but something about him is attractive to girls. Every Indian mother would love to have a Yuvi like son. Or Yuvi himself! If he gets into any controversy, it comes and goes in the news channels. Viewers like to gobble it all up. Any fresh news about him becomes breaking news overnight. Indian media just cannot leave him alone. Or Indians love to watch him on TV every time. Be it on the cricket field or an interview. He is the show-stopper of Indian Cricket. And our country’s greatest pride. When he doesn't play well, we criticize him immensely. When he hits every ball in an over for a six, even a threat of gun-fire wouldn't stop a Yuvi fan from dancing and jumping jubilantly. This is the limit of attachment that India has for its Cricket heartthrob.
Now that Yuvi is back in his form, he is sure to achieve many more milestones in future. His hunger for runs and delight in playing on the field has made him everyone’s favourite. Post cancer, he is ready to thunder once again and show his opponents not to take him lightly. It’s just what India is waiting for.
Welcome back, Yuvi!