Monday, 07 April 2014 - 12:32
Dhoni grilled during the media briefing
An exhausted and disappointed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni found it tough to explain Yuvraj Singh's painstakingly slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka but insisted that the under-fire player tried his best.
Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 was a major factor in India totalling a mere 130 after being put in to bat.
Dhoni also tried hard to explain the reason for sending Yuvraj ahead of Suresh Raina at Number 4.
India endured a disappointing defeat in the World T20 Final to Sri Lanka and star Yuvraj Singh bore the brunt of a fair amount of the blame after a middling performance.
According to reports police had to rush to Singh's house in Chandigarh in the aftermath, as an angry crowd of fans took out their frustration by means of pelting his residence with stones.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls, should not be singled out for India's loss in the ICC World Twenty20 final.