Yuvraj Singh also revealed that his father never wanted him to hit the ball in the air and always wanted him to play down the ground. He was lucky that all the balls were in his area and he was able to connect.
Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in the 19th over of the first innings. After his 36 runs off six balls, he also made a record of scoring the fastest half-century in T20I, facing just 12 balls to reach his fifty.
Sandeep Patil has called Yuvraj Singh ‘God’s gift’ to Indian cricket but said form and fitness will hold the key to the seasoned campaigner’s participation in the 2019 World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh, not picked for upcoming ODIs against Australia, is like a phoenix who has showed again and again that he can make a comeback and prove his critics wrong, according to former India selector Saba Karim.
Narendra Modi applauded Yuvraj Singh for his ‘Youwecan Foundation’ which spreads awareness about cancer and tries to rid the stigma associated with it. The foundation was launched by the cricketer in July 2012.
Virender Sehwag reasons that the youngsters need more time to gain experience and deliver in crucial games such as the target of the 2019 World Cup in England.
Cricketers have often been seen teasing each other on social media platforms, whether it is for their dressing sense or just a selfie. Recently, something similar happened when Yuvraj Singh uploaded a photo on Instagram. Flaunting his bare body, the cricketer shared a photo of his torso on the photo sharing networking platform and captioned it: […]
Gautam Gambhir added that it will be tough for Yuvraj Singh to find a place in the team going forward given the lofty fitness standards set by the team. The critical fitness test which Yuvraj failed is called as the Yo-Yo test.
Both Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster. The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests.
On Yuvraj Singh, the chief selector said that he has been rested and that doors are never closed on anybody because everybody has got a right to play cricket.
Yuvraj Singh has been excluded from the squad that faces Sri Lanka in a five match ODI series leading to speculation that it may be the end of the 35-year-old’s ODI career. But chief selector MSK Prasad clarified that Yuvraj can make it to the squad if he performs.
The MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Sunday announced the Indian squad that will feature in the limited overs series against Sri Lanka scheduled to begin from August 20. Yuvraj Singh missed out to get picked in this team that will face Sri Lanka.
The MSK Prasad-led selection committee has also taken away Ajinkya Rahane’s vice captaincy, appointing Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli’s deputy. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, who went to the West Indies, were omitted.
India Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur
The event in question took place in 2014 for a sports manufacturing brand where Usain Bolt’s team beat Yuvraj Singh’s side in a four-overs-per-side match. In return, Yuvraj ‘pipped’ the fastest man in the exhibition race.