I want Singh to be part of India’s 2015 World Cup squad, says Sachin Tendulkar

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“Knowing Yuvi’s determination and ability to fight adversities, he will emerge stronger, proving his critics wrong, yet again”

Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has announced that he wants all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to be part of the national team’s 2015 World Cup squad.

Tendulkar’s comments come after Singh was heavily criticised for his performance in the final of the World Twenty20 against Sri Lanka, where he made 11 runs off 21 balls.

“Yuvi, one off day cannot undermine your tremendous contribution in many sweet memories over the years,” Tendulkar wrote on his Facebook page. “You may be down today but you are far from being out.

“I want you to know that there are many like me in India and across the world, who keenly look forward to you being a part of the campaign to defend the ODI World Cup title in 2015.”

According to reports, stones were thrown at Singh’s house in Chandigarh following his dismal performance.

However, Tendulkar chose to forgive Singh instead of criticise him.

“Yuvi had a tough day and he can be criticised,” Tendulkar said. “But he should not be crucified nor should he be written off.

“I have been an admirer of Yuvi’s indomitable spirit which has overcome many challenges, both on and off the field.

“Knowing Yuvi’s determination and ability to fight adversities, he will emerge stronger, proving his critics wrong, yet again.”

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