Friday, 11 April 2014 - 7:08
Yuvraj Singh is being unfairly blamed for India's World Twenty20 loss: Kevin Pietersen
Pietersen, says that Yuvraj Singh is at the receiving end of "unwarranted criticism" following his scratchy knock in the World T20 final against Sri Lanka.
Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 sucked the momentum out of India's innings on Sunday and some unruly fans pelted stones at the all-rounder's residence in Chandigarh.
Standing behind Yuvraj, Pietersen said: I quote: "I haven't read the newspapers here, but what I have seen on twitter is that he has got a bit of stick. I think that it was unwarranted and he did not deserve this." Unquote.
Former Indian players such as Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Ravi Shastri had been critical of Yuvraj's batting, prompting Pietersen to say that it's "very easy to say things" when one is not an active international cricketer.