Aggressive Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh believes that the top four batting guns including Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman need to fire in order end India’s misery on the tour Down Under.
He insisted that the big players must perform well, if the touring side want to bounce back in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. Due to India’s two terrible defeats in the opening two encounters, the visitors are currently 2-0 down in
It is quite ironic that the off-spinner, Ravi Ashwin is India’s second highest run-getter so far on the trip. The Master Blaster has been scoring runs consistently, but is yet to play a match winning knock. Meanwhile, Laxman, Dravid and Sehwag have not contributed
anything special with the bat so far.
The batting department is India’s main strength and therefore, Yuvraj has urged his willow-wielders to shine and fish the side out of the turbulent waters.
"If India has to do well guys like Viru (Virender Sehwag), Sachin (Tendulkar), Rahul (Dravid), (VVS) Laxman all have to fire together, get good partnerships going and I am sure they will bounce back in the next Test match," Yuvraj said ahead of the third
Test, to be played at Perth.
Due to a non-malignant tumour in his lungs, the attacking all-rounder is currently out of action. He, however, has been following the series closely, and is impressed with Australia’s great show in the clash. The 30-year-old heaped special praise on Ricky
Ponting and Michael Hussey for their brilliant run in the first two games.
"You need to give credit to the Australians, they have played very good cricket. Everybody was writing Hussey and Ponting off, those are the guys who came and scored and made the difference along with Michael Clarke," he told ‘Times Now’.
On India’s chances of making a comeback into the contest, the Chandigarh-born cricketer shared, "I don’t agree that there is any rift in the team, these are issues created by the media. I just hope they have a good Test match and everything dies down. I
am sure altogether they will pull something special."