Yuvraj Singh: I’m excited to play in front of the Mumbai crowd

“I am really looking forward to this one. I want to go all guns blazing and I am working really hard towards it," says the new Mumbai Indians recruit.

The swashbuckling batsman is also excited to play at the Wankhede Stadium.   -  Reuters

Yuvraj Singh has pleasant memories of Mumbai, but this is for the first time he will be donning the Mumbai Indians colours.

“I am really looking forward to this one. I want to go all guns blazing and I am working really hard towards it, but I wanted to be part of a team where I am welcomed and supported, and I felt that from Mumbai Indians,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by the Mumbai Indians website (mumbaiindians.com).

The swashbuckling batsman is also excited to play at the Wankhede Stadium. “I have definitely got some special memories (there). The 2011 World Cup victory at the Wankhede was like a dream come true. It was a very special and emotional feeling for us and the whole of India because we wanted to win it for Sachin (Tendulkar). It is a very emotional and strong place for any Indian cricketer so I think I’m very excited and ecstatic to play in front of the Mumbai home crowd,” he said, “Hopefully, it should go well for us.”