Mohali: The six sixes, flamboyant left hander Yuvraj Singh hit of Stuart Broad’s one over is clearly etched in every cricket fans’ brain but going by the subdued approached the hard-hitting batsman has resorted of late, the number of massive hits over the boundary line would come down, feels his father and mentor, Yograj Singh.

However, the 29-year-old left-hander may not force his fans at his hometown in the high-voltage semi-finals of the World Cup against Pakistan at the PCA grounds in Mohali on Wednesday.
"He (Yuvraj) has matured into a very good utility cricketer and I see that as a great change in him," Yograj told PTI.

Yuvraj wrote his name into the record books after becoming the first player in the World Cup to take five wickets and score a half century in the same match.

Witnessing the change in the mercurial left-hander's batting, his father, a former Test cricketer said, "you must have noticed that he is not going for those big sixes now. He is finishing the game and that is more important".

In the Ahmedabad quarterfinals against Australia, Yuvraj struck unbeaten 57 finishing the game with Suresh Raina, with his knock studded with eight boundaries, but no six. After the match, he collected his fourth man-of-the match trophy.

Yuvraj did not need to bat in India's opening World Cup encounter against Bangladesh while in the tied match against England at Bangalore, the Chandigarh-born batsman hit 58, again with no six.

(Agencies)