India made a come back in style after suffering a defeat against New Zealand in their opening fixture of the ICC World T20 2016. The Men in Blue displayed the best of their abilities once more as they got past arch-rivals Pakistan at a packed Eden Gardens in Kolkata Saturday.
MS Dhoni and team have a win and a defeat each in the competition now and a win against Bangladesh Wednesday can boost their chances of making it to the knockout stages of the competition.
Yuvraj Singh, who played a key innings for India after the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina got dismissed following a decent bowling show by Pakistan, has mentioned that the confidence the Indian team received after the Pakistan game will take them far ahead in the tournament.
The 34-year-old hit a boundary and a six each to score 24 off 23 balls, and play his role subtly in guiding India to the six-wicket win against Pakistan.
"I am happy that [our] team won as it was important to get the confidence back. The next match is against Bangladesh and hope that we continue in good form," Yuvraj was quoted by Press Trust of India.
The veteran southpaw forged a good partnership with Virat Kohli in the middle overs to inspire India in chasing down the target of 119 before 18 overs. Of course, captain cool MS Dhoni did what he does the best in the end once again as his over-boundary in the 15.4th over levelled the scores. The next ball saw the Men in Blue get the winning runs.
"We understand our batting. The running between the wickets and especially the calling (for singles and twos) was good," Yuvraj explained.
"We restricted them [Pakistan] well. They could never score more than six and half runs per overs. The best part was that they could not score a lot of runs in the final overs."