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Updated: August 3, 2010 20:53 IST

Crowd boos Yuvraj Singh

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Three youngsters, aged between 24 and 25, were detained by the police for allegedly heckling Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh here on Tuesday.

Yuvraj, who did not figure in the Indian XI, was carrying drinks to the cricketers during a break on the first day of the third Test when the youngsters, seated close to the pavilion, allegedly taunted the player by calling him "Waterboy."

Yuvraj subsequently complained to the Indian team management. Indian team manager Ranjib Biswal said the team would take up the issue with the local authorities.

He said "The crowd was trying to misbehave with the player in question. The police was asked to intervene and the situation was brought under control. Yuvraj was not at fault, he did not try to provoke the crowd at all. I was sitting next to Yuvraj when this happened and I can tell you they were trying to provoke the player."

Mr. Biswal added, "It’s a basic human tendency to react to situations when you are being repeatedly provoked but Yuvraj was quite restrained. The police have taken the spectators out and we will definitely lodge a complaint with the police."

There have also been allegations that Yuvraj pointed a finger at the youngsters in question.

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Wake up Mr Yuvraj. This is exactly what a crowd wants, especially if they know that you react to boos and catcalls. You are not an exception and you are today in a fiercely competitive sport. "Tune it out" is my recommendation!.
The only exception we can make is if a player is physically threatened. Then it is a different matter.
Of late, the Indian Cricket team seems to behave like a bunch of prima donnas.
Thank God that these players were not part of an international soccer team.

from:  GV Ramesh
Posted on: Aug 5, 2010 at 07:19 IST

Well for a sportsman who has been in the limelight and has now been temporarily removed, to the position on the benches, and moreover to that of a "waterboy" according to the youngsters who teased him, will definitely feel bad if people taunt him for what he is already upset about. I think it was basic human reaction that anyone would've exhibited.

from:  gladwin mathew
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 21:59 IST

yuvaraj can bounce back in one day format game,and has to hit the ball to the mouth of those howlers

from:  ashish
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 21:18 IST

yuvi is real hero in indian cricket team

from:  jagdish
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 19:53 IST

yuvraj can do it in tests even.....................he is the future hope of indian team

from:  jayavardhan reddy
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 18:29 IST

i think yuraj should wake up and he should able to win matchs for india......i think public comments are not to hurt him. its to wake up him

from:  madesh
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 11:13 IST

definitely he will prove who is indian on his next match............

from:  Suresh
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 10:29 IST

i dont think this news has any significance...

well done guys... atleast it made yuvraj singh think that cricket, the much hyped sport in india, is not a ramp walk... the cricketers carry the hopes of a billion... such incidents must happen more often to cricketers who think that cricket is just about making money...

indian government must take serious measures in improving other sports too... our national sport hockey is ignored... a nation of a billion struggling to win medals at the olympics is a shame...

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 09:28 IST

what a player. he was supposed to be the captain before dhoni snatched it from him. board should keep him in good position. if not selected he should be sent home decently. why he should carry water to the newer ones. if feel bad for him. cheer up yuvaraj. keeep cool and enjoy.

from:  sundar
Posted on: Aug 4, 2010 at 08:08 IST

Yuvraj should never forget he is a SPORTSMAN. These things should be taken in a sportsmanship spirit. If they booed at him, raise his game and bring some honor to the team. Stop the late night partying, maybe he can produce some runs.

from:  Amit
Posted on: Aug 3, 2010 at 23:03 IST

Grow up Yuvraj....
So what if they boo you.
Its a free country.
Shrug it off and move on and stop being such an uppity guy

from:  vish
Posted on: Aug 3, 2010 at 21:57 IST
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