Yuvraj Singh again became the hero for Indians with his spectacular performance in World Cup 2011 Quarter Finals on Thursday 24th March 2011. He was the first hero again as his efforts ended Australia’s 12 year reign as the World Cup champions with 5 wicket quarter final win on Thursday. The unbeaten 57 runs of Yuvraj Singh made 4th fifty of this tournament and saw his Indian team wobbling at 187 for 5.
With great performance by Yuvraj, the team India reached the target of 261 with remaining 14 balls and made their way in the semi finals against Pakistan to be played on 30th March in Mohali.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni added that India vs Paksitan playing in semi finals is much waited of all matches. Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain scored his very first international century in a year in total of 260 for 6.
The Australian captain credit Yuvi as well as Suresh Raina to serve as the main players contributing in India’s win on Thursday. He said that they needed more wickets in middle of innings and with 15 overs left, it was actually the touch and go situation. But Raina and Yuvraj played extremely well.
India that is aiming for the World Cup since 1983 required 54 runs to win in the last 10 overs. Yuvraj Singh struck an amazing 6 off Tait and then ended the quarter final match with a 4 off Brett Lee. Yuvraj was supported well in the unbroken 6th wicket partnership by Suresh Raina.
The 168 for 4 pressure was great on India and that increased when Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his wicket after the cut off Lee was caught by diving Clarke. With Man of the Match title, Yuvraj Singh has become the real hero for the Indian cricket team once again.