These are good days for the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are winning matches and today it was Yuvraj Singh's turn to join in the party. After weathering the stormy new-ball bowling against Pakistan in the previous game, Yuvraj showed the world why he is someone to be reckoned with come what may. Chasing 139 against Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup T20 encounter in Mirpur, India romped home in the final over by 5 wickets after Kohli hit 56 from 47 balls (his 13th T20 50) and Yuvraj found his striking zone back with an 18-ball 35. The moment of the Indian chase was when Yuvraj went after Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath and hammered him for two successive sixes. Six balls later, Yuvi hit pacer Thisara Perera for a maximum over extra cover.
"I wanted to be positive and attack, it wasn't an easy pitch to bat. As a team we're playing really well. My job was to play according to the situation, this game and last game and that's what I'm doing," Yuvraj said after the game. Surely, there is something special when Yuvraj takes India to a win. As an experienced pro in the side, Yuvraj has seen the best and worst moments during his stint with the Indian team since 2000 and when he starts hitting sixes like he did against Sri Lanka, it brings back memories of India's successes during the 2002 Natwest Trophy, 2007 World T20, 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Now, with his form back, the expectations have risen, more from his fiancee Hazel Keech.
India are through to the final of the Asia Cup with three wins in as many games with a game to play against UAE on Thursday. The final is on Sunday with all three teams - Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a chance to play India in the summit clash.