He had a 5-wicket haul in the 2011 World Cup and astonishing figures of 4.2-2-6-4 in a 2003 WC match.!
Yet he has been dismissed as a pie-chucker by (who else but an Englishman) Kevin Pietersen. Yuvi's response? He has dismissed Pietersen half-a-dozen times in international cricket!!
Yuvi got the rough side of former coach Greg Chappell and he has been regularly in and out of the team. It is sad that this champion has to keep proving himself from time to time.!
His Test career has been equally tragic.!
He scored a brilliant 169 off 203 balls in the 2007 Test against Pakistan at Bangalore. His unbeaten 85 helped India in a fourth-innings chase of a target of 387 against his favourite team England in Chennai in 2008.!
But he has unfortunately been unable to get going consistently in the five-day format.!
Image: Indian cricket team player Yuvraj Singh (R) smiles as he is greeted by England's player Kevin Pietersen 19 September 2007 at the end their ICC World Twenty20 match at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. India defeated England by 18 runs to stay in contention for the semi-finals in the Twenty20 world championships.!