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5 per cent of kinnow export, The information was sought by councillor Brig K S Chandpuri (Retd). For all the latest Chandigarh News, Yuvraj is surely aware about the openings available and wants to be at his best. According to Punjab coach Bhupinder Singh Sr. Yuvraj has been working extra-time to eliminate this weakness “Having played at the highest level Yuvraj knows how to analyse his batting I remember when he joined the team a day before the Delhi game he said that he was getting hit on the pads quite often So he had that issue in mind He asked me if he was playing half-cocked or if he wasn’t going forward enough I told him that he needs to have a smaller trigger step And then if he needs to play on the front foot he can always stretch it a little more” says the coach The change the two worked on is visible in his stance and strokes these days The Yuvraj-trademark long stride forward is still there but his trigger movement which earlier saw his right foot getting planted too far forward is now not so pronounced Once committed it was difficult to move out of the ball’s way Slow bowlers such as the likes of Bhatia exploited this weakness by bowling in the line of the stumps to dismiss him leg before The new Yuvraj stands almost still till the bowler has released the ball He moves only when the ball is in the air The trigger movement is just enough to break his inertia He is now less committed and the footwork is less fixed and more flexible Old-timers have often spoken about how domestic games gave them enough time to tweak their technique and reinvent their batting to face new challenges Yuvraj who for most of his career has been caught up with Team India’s busy calendar finally had time at hand After getting dropped from the ODI squad after the South Africa series he hit the domestic circuit not just with the purpose of scoring runs but also with an eye on honing his skills Those who saw his hundred in the BCCI Corporate Trophy and the painstaking unbeaten 96 against Delhi on a sluggish Kotla track in the Vijay Hazare Trophy say that Yuvraj is a changed batsman The earlier Yuvraj was more entertaining; today he’s more effective For Punjab he is now a finisher who will be around till the winning runs are scored In a young Punjab middle order Yuvraj has been a reassuring presence From star to mentor But he hasn’t done so by being solely obsessed with his own cricket Coach Bhupinder speaks about how even off-the-field Yuvraj has started taking the responsibility of mentoring the young side “This year he is a changed man He has been helping by sharing his ideas about how the team can improve how individuals can deliver Now he is more involved than he used to be” he says The senior citizens of the Punjab dressing room have also seen a telling change in their long-standing teammate’s demeanour in the pavilion They say Yuvraj isn’t the prankster he once used to be That is a result of him being too pre-occupied about his batting and his focus on a return to the national side “He doesn’t miss a training session His fitness regime is tremendous Mostly he keeps to himself” says a player close to him But there are times when he goes back to being the lovable rascal of the Punjab camp He also doesn’t mince words when a youngster doesn’t stick to the game-plan In the game against J&K the young Punjab opener Manan Vohra batting in his fifties played a rash stroke and barely survived Yuvraj sitting in the dressing room with his pads on rose from his chair and walked to the boundary ropes In chaste Punjabi and at the top of his voice he gave the youngster an idea about the terrible fate that would await him in the dressing room if he got out playing a loose stroke Vohra who has learnt the ropes at Yuvraj’s father Yograj’s academy got the message He went on to play a match-winning knock for his side Another next-generation Punjab batsman Gurkeerat Mann too got the Yuvraj treatment when he played a reverse sweep against Himachal while batting in his forties Mann got the signal and eventually scored 83 to confirm Punjab’s participation in the knock-outs Against Services at Palam it was Taruwar Kohli’s turn Prior to Yuvraj’s intervention the young right-hander was struggling to cope with the slow wicket and was finding it tough to pierce the in-field At the drinks break he was asked to take his chances by his mentor The youngster changed gears and stepped up the run rate “The bowlers were slow and so was the track He told me to be enterprising and take the initiative or else it would get tough for the batsmen to follow He insisted that you have to put the team first when batting and to do that you have to do something special” says Kohli Bhupinder who has seen Yuvraj since his early days talks about his star ward’s dramatic transformation in recent months And he takes a very pragmatic view of it “With the passage of time personal growth and maturity comes When you are young your priorities are different You are more active and energetic But when you are 30-32 you don’t want to react to stupid things” says Bhupinder “After his illness he got a close look at life I guess he has started loving it and valuing it much more than he used to earlier” CUTTING THE HOP TO BOUNCE BACK There’s something different about Harbhajan Singh these days Since the time he broke into the Indian team in the late ’90s the pugnacious off-spinner had always turned heads with his unique action If Shane Warne had the ‘I’ve-got-your-number’ smirk Muttiah Muralitharan the bulging eyes and Anil Kumble the bouncing approach to the crease Harbhajan had the hop — the one that would follow the initial two steps with his hands unfolding like a bird preparing to take flight The little skip gave Harbhajan the momentum that would translate into the heavy tweak which would finally result in the ball turning or bouncing Now the hop is gone “Without it I have a fraction of a second more to watch the movement of the batsman” says Harbhajan “I know the hop in my run-up is my originality and it gave me momentum but even without it I am able to complete my follow through and to pick the batsmen’s movement with the same rhythm There’s also better balance now” Harbhajan last played for India close to 12 months ago in a Test against Australia at Hyderabad He finished with two wickets in what was a comprehensive victory by an innings for his team With very few longer version games to play Harbhajan has had to prove himself with the ball in the shorter formats Here he feels his new action which provides him with a slightly prolonged view of the batsman’s movements really has come in handy In Harbhajan’s opinion it’s all about dot balls in the shorter formats “I feel that controlling the run flow is very important Dot balls are crucial Secondly with the wickets being so placid I keep varying my bowling keeping the off-spinner as my stock ball I do use the doosra and the straighter one but those are just variations In one day cricket once you contain the runs wickets come easily” Harbhajan explains Credit to IPL The veteran of nearly 350 international matches is also not ashamed to talk about having to reinvent his plans to keep abreast of the changing climes of world cricket “It’s all about evolution You can’t keep doing exactly the same always Compared to what I was doing 10 years earlier I am able to handle situations much better now” he says For now the new action has brought some joy for Harbhajan In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy he has been economical and has picked up seven wickets in the bargain He had 24 wickets at 2558 in the Ranji Trophy this season including 17 from his first two games At the back of these numbers Harbhajan is hoping for a recall The man with the most number of Test wickets among contemporary cricketers believes that he owes the IPL some credit for that Last year Harbhajan topped the wicket-taking charts for champions Mumbai Indians and that too at an economy of 651 “When the IPL began I thought I knew how to bowl there You could bowl yorkers After the first year I realised I was wrong Batsmen over the years have learnt how to play yorkers and I feel there are much more chances of getting wickets with your stock ball than the dart balls In the 2007 World T20 I bowled six yorkers in an over but batsmen started to go after my bowling” he recalls While he’s convinced that the new routine is here to stay in the shorter formats Harbhajan is not ruling out a return to the ‘hop’ in first-class cricket He says: “I will see when I feel the need to use it again If I feel that my body is not getting that rhythm I may revert back to it But preferably in longer formats as I then have time to bowl longer spells and do not have to worry about batsmen playing unnecessary strokes” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 3 2014 12:50 pm Related News Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked “to end the discrimination” UP faces in allotment of power from central pool According to the government spokesperson the letter states that allotment of power from 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