Yuvraj Singh IPL 2021 team: The former Indian all-rounder had found form during the recently concluded Road Safety World Series.
Despite retiring from international cricket more than a year ago, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has such a loyal fan base that people always look forward to watching him play in some competition or the other.
The same was evident during the recently concluded Road Safety World Series in Raipur. Representing India Legends, Yuvraj had amassed 194 runs in six innings at an average and strike rate of 64.66 and 170.17 respectively.
Yuvraj, who scored a couple of half-centuries in the tournament in addition to his four wickets at an average and strike rate of 16 and 13.5 respectively, had targeted South Africa’s Zander de Bruyn and West Indies’ Mahendra Nagamootoo to score four consecutive sixes twice within a span of four days.
Apart from playing in the Road Safety World Series, the 39-year old player capztained Toronto Nationals in Global T20 League 2019, represented Maratha Arabians in the Abu Dhabi T10 League and participated in the Bushfire relief match post his international retirement.
A few months before the start of BBL 2020-21, there were reports of Yuvraj contemplating to play in the Big Bash League in Australia. Yuvraj, who was also requested by PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) secretary Puneet Bali to come out of retirement and play for Punjab, missed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year as he didn’t get the permission to play a domestic tournament after playing in overseas leagues.
Yuvraj Singh IPL 2021 team
As far as Yuvraj’s participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League is concerned, he won’t be taking part in the 14th season starting from April 9 in Chennai. Yuvraj, who had made it clear while announcing his retirement that he won’t be playing in the IPL, was subsequently released by Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2020 auction.
In his 12-year long IPL career, Yuvraj represented six franchises namely Kings XI Punjab (twice), Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils), Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians.
After 25yrs in cricket Ive decided to move on. Cricket has given me everythin I have.ThankU 4being a part of this journey.This game taught me how to fight,how to fall,to dust off,to get up again n move forward. It has been a lovely journey. See you on the other side #SteppingOut pic.twitter.com/x3wOhoXcLv
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
In 133 IPL matches, Yuvraj had scored 2,750 runs at an average of 24.77 and a strike rate of 129.72 including 13 half-centuries. Yuvraj’s 36 IPL wickets had come at an average of 29.92, an economy rate of 7.44 and a strike rate of 24.14.