Mumbai: The Man of the tournament in the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh has surely been a comeback king for India. Prior to the tournament there were concerns about his fitness and form but proving his critics wrong, the swashbuckling left-hander has had a terrific tournament both with the bat and ball.

After playing a major role in India’s World Cup title triumph Yuvraj revealed that he wanted to win cricket’s most coveted title for senior teammate Sachin Tendulkar.

“Very sorry to disappoint you, guys. It was not for my girlfriend or my fiancee, but for Sachin Tendulkar,” he said at the packed post-final media conference with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni sitting by his side.

“This (winning the 50-over format World Cup) is unbelievable. Under-19 World Cup, then Twenty20 World Cup but this is the most special,” he said after India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the World Cup summit showdown.

“(This is) for Sachin, for everyone else in the team. I want to dedicate this to my Guru Ram Singh and Guru Ajit Singh and my parents and friends,” he said.

After guiding the team to a great victory over defending champions Australia in the quarterfinals, Yuvraj had said that he wanted to win the trophy for a “special person” and added the identity of the person would be revealed by him after the final.

The 29-year-old left-hander felt India played like champions throughout the match and deserved to win.

“We played like champions and we deserve to win. We batted like champions and we saved lots of runs at the field,” he said after being handed the Player of the Tournament award by ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

(Agencies)