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Legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has announced that he believes India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh “will play a big role in the 2015 World Cup” in Australia and New Zealand.
Muralitharan’s comments come after Singh hammered 68 runs off 29 balls, which included one boundary and an incredible nine sixes, against the Delhi Daredevils on May 13.
“I have been talking to Yuvi a lot,” Muralitharan told the IPL website. “He is a great limited-overs player, but his confidence was low. After the World Twenty20, the whole country put a lot of pressure on him. I know the situation well as I played for 20 years at the highest level. I knew it was just a matter of helping him regain his confidence. I was sure once he did that, he would be a different player.
“After the way he has performed in the last two games, it seems I was right. I honestly think Yuvi has still got it and India should look after him because I feel he will play a big role in the 2015 World Cup. He will be India’s match-winner there.”