Yuvraj in team because he's a game changer; took all the pressure off me
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 05-Jun-2017

Birmingham, June 5: India Skipper Virat Kohli, heaping praises of Yuvraj Singh, said that Yuvi is a part of Team India because he's a game changer. "I felt like a club batter in front of Yuvi. He took all the pressure off me, when I was not hitting it well," he added.

"The way Yuvi batted, it was the game-changing innings, to be honest," Kohli said after the victory over Pakistan in their 2017 Champions Trophy on Sunday. "That gave all of us the confidence to start striking the ball well."

"The way Yuvi batted, it was the game-changing innings, to be honest," Kohli said after the victory. "That gave all of us the confidence to start striking the ball well."

"The way he batted was the way only he can strike the ball," Kohli said. "Hitting low full-tosses for fours and sixes, and even digging out yorkers for fours, was outstanding."

"I think till 40, I was easing into the game, taking my ones and twos like I always do. I could not go for the big ones because it was tricky”, Kohli said.

Yuvraj was given the Man of the Match award for his 53 off 32 balls. Despite playing an ODI in England for the first time since 2007, Yuvraj showed no signs of struggle. When Yuvraj joined Kohli in the 37th over, the Indian captain was on 29 off 37 balls having just been involved in the run-out of Rohit Sharma and struggling to find a rhythm.