Mollywood’s rising star Nivin Pauly, who played an talented cricketer in the hit movie ‘1983’, has shown that his passion goes beyond ‘reel’ life in to real life as he stood up, so to speak, for Yuvraj Singh after his much criticized performance in yesterday’s T 20 match against Sri Lanka.
The actor was moved to speak for Yuvi after he was more or less crucified as the reason for ebing India’s loss.
He put up the following message on his Facebook page:
“It is the unpredictable nature of the game that makes cricket such an exciting sport. As cricketers, we always enjoy the applause when we succeed but it is the support and encouragement from fans, during tough times, that we appreciate the most.
All of us took pride in the heroics of Yuvi when we won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and his outstanding contribution in the ODI World Cup win in 2011 will always be cherished.
Last evening, Yuvi had a tough day and he can be criticized. But he should not be crucified nor should he be written off.
I have been an admirer of Yuvi’s indomitable Spirit which has overcome many challenges, both on and off the field. Knowing Yuvi’s determination and ability to fight adversities, he will emerge stronger, proving his critics wrong, yet again.
Yuvi, one off day cannot undermine your tremendous contribution in many sweet memories over the years. You may be down today but you are far from being out.”
Hope the passionate, die hard Indian cricket fans get this message of understanding from another young talent..