Need to keep emotions in check: Yuvi

Yuvraj had smashed Broad for six sixes in a must-win game in 2007. “I am really not a person who believes in mind games,” Yuvraj said on Saturday. “It is a tough and different challenge now. We have an edge over England. But hitting six sixes is always a special memory, especially when you get hit for five sixes (Dimitri Mascarenhas had hit Yuvraj for five sixes at Edgbaston in 2007). Yeah, that moment is in the back of my mind,” he said.
“There is always a big challenge going on between India and England. When you play for your country there is a lot of passion involved, and sometimes it can bring the best out of you. The important thing is to check your emotions.”

So, what would his advice be to Broad if he was in Paul Collingwood’s shoes? “If I tell you then it will be a problem. As captain, if you tell too many things to a bowler, there is chance he might get confused. But yes, I might just tell him to go and hit his head or something. It can be counted a beamer as well,” Yuvraj added among peels of laughter.

During the Mohali Test last year, then England skipper Kevin Pietersen had called Yuvraj a ‘pie-chucker’. Yuvraj said, “I would like to bowl to him again. I am sure he would like to call me pie-chucker once again. But he is a great batsman and we are great friends off the field as well.”

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