August 13 is celebrated as ‘International Lefthanders Day’ to mark the uniqueness of an individual who performs most of his tasks with his left hand. Yuvraj Singh, who is also a left-handed batsman, celebrated the day by paying tribute to some of ‘greatest left handed’ cricketers and asked the fans to add more name to this golden list.
He shared a combined picture of former West Indies great Brian Lara, ex-Aussie cricketers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, and his former teammate and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
Here’s a tribute to some of the greatest left handed legends the game has produced. Add on to this golden list and share with me your favorite left-handed batsmen #InternationalLeftHandersDay pic.twitter.com/wovMFYSQoR
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 13, 2020
Lara has been exceptional with his batting as in 131 Tests he amassed 11953 runs smashing 32 tons. Interestingly, the southpaw still holds the record for the highest individual score of 400* in Tests. In ODIs, the Windies player has 10405 runs under his belt.
Another lefty pair Yuvraj mentioned is Australia’s Gilchrist-Hayden who have been stylish and aggressive with their bats. Both these openers have over 15000 international runs each to their names.
Yuvi did not forget to mention his former skipper Sourav Ganguly’s name who scored over 18000 international runs in his 15-year long career. Ganguly’s style of stepping out against slow bowlers especially left-arm spinners has been the most exciting highlight of his illustrious career.
The Lefthanders’ Day was first observed in 1976 by the fonder (Dean R. Cambell) of the Lefthanders International, Inc. Several IPL franchises and others also joined the celebration. Here are a few tweets:
Cricket without left-handers wouldn’t be right! 🌟
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 13, 2020
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) August 13, 2020
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) August 13, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 13, 2020