Fitness concerns over Yuvi

Yuvraj Singh limping out after the team’s football session wasn’t an encouraging sign for the Indian camp ahead of their semifinal clash against South Africa on Friday.

Having enjoyed a well-deserved rest on Monday following their win over Australia on Sunday, the Indian team limited its training to a lengthy football session here at the Dhaka Academy located in the premises of the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium.

The entire squad played football with bare feet as suggested by the fitness trainer, said team’s media manager Dr RN Baba.

Warming-up with a short football session is customary across all teams though India look at it as a way to break away from the monotony of usual ‘nets.’

“The camp is pretty upbeat in terms of having some good football,” R Ashwin had said while talking about the mood in the team.

“You keep playing cricket all your life so playing soccer gives you leisure time. Those are the things we’re associating with,” he added.

After an hour’s intense football, Yuvraj was seen walking gingerly with his left-ankle strapped.

While the extent of the injury couldn’t be ascertained immediately, India are fortunate that there are still three more days left before they play their last-four match.

India will be hoping the injury to Yuvraj is a minor one as the southpaw is a crucial cog in India’s batting wheel. 

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