Kapil compares 'crowd puller' Yuvraj to McEnroe, Marado
New Delhi, Dec 23: India's first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev expressed delight on Wednesday at Yuvraj Singh's inclusion in the Twenty20 squad, adding that the swashbuckling left-hander has the ability to draw people to watch the game like other sporting greats John McEnroe and Diego Marado. "Yuvraj is the most exciting cricketer India has produced in recent times. He has that character like McEnroe or Marado. There is something about him that makes people want to watch him whether he is batting, bowling or fielding," Kapil said here. "He has the ability to help India win. But the question is whether he believes in himself or not. He has the experience and if he is fit enough, he will be the backbone of the team."
India will be touring Australia to play five One-Day Intertiols (ODI) and three Twenty20 Intertiols from January 12 to 31. Yuvraj has been picked only for the shortest format of the game, keeping in mind the World Twenty20 to be played in India in March-April. IANS