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Mumbai: Key players in India’s 2011 cricket World Cup triumph, batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir on Monday expressed disappointment at being overlooked for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2015.
The Indian selectors preferred young talents over experienced pros such as Yuvraj, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Gambhir. “It was disappointing at not being picked for the World Cup. It’s a decision which you can’t help,” Yuvraj said at a cricket conclave.
The left-handed batting all-rounder said that his main focus now was to score as many runs as possible for his state side Punjab in the domestic tournaments. “At the moment, I am focusing on the Ranji Trophy and putting in my best efforts to make a come back.”
Opener Gambhir expressed said he still has the hunger to score runs and succeed at cricket’s highest level. “I play cricket to score runs and win matches. I am still passionate about winning matches for India, my state team Delhi or any Twenty 20 franchise,” Gambhir said. “I am disappointed at not being part of the team for this World Cup. We are the defending champions and it is a proud feeling. I definitely would have wanted to be part of this tournament.”