Sachin Tendulkar complimented Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni for their berserk knock at Cuttack on Thursday    IANS
Sachin Tendulkar complimented Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni on Twitter for their berserk knocks at Cuttack on Thursday IANS

Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a blistering century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second ODI against England, feels a little embarrassed after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on his innings by calling him a superstar .Yuvraj (150) and Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381 for 6 after being put into bat at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on Thursday. Both the veterans came together with India in trouble at 25 for 3 and forged a record partnership to put their team in a winning position.

Yuvraj’s innings included 21 fours and three sixes while the former Indian skipper smashed 10 fours and six sixes.

However, seeing the Master Blaster calling him a superstar, Yuvraj was surely overwhelmed to get such a complement from the icon.

“He (Sachin) always calls me a superstar which is a little embarrassing in front of him. He’s always trying to be funny with be but I always take his wishes. Thank you very much Mr. Tendulkar for your wishes, I think they worked really well today,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by bcci.tv after the game on Thursday. Before this innings, Yuvraj last scored a century against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. In the process, he overtook Tendulkar’s record run tally in ODIs against England, and he has now accumulated 1,478 runs in 36 matches.

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“Feels great you know it’s been very up and down for my career. It was tough coming back and cementing my place in the side. I’ve been in and out of the team for a while. But happy that I worked hard and believed in myself, said the left-hander.

The 35-year-old further stated, Emotions are very hard to describe at the moment because it’s been a long while and I was not able to get a hundred on the board. I worked very hard over the years, worked on my fitness, my diet and it took me a long time to come back and show that I can still play international cricket. It was very important that I prove that to myself because there’s very less self-belief outside.

The third and the inconsequential ODI will be played in Kolkata on Sunday ahead of the three-T20 series.