Twitter reactions on Yuvraj Singh’s 13th IPL half-century: Twitter was exhilarated as the veteran cricketer came back to form in style.
During the third match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at Mumbai, veteran Mumbai Indians all-rounder Yuvraj Singh scored his 13th IPL half-century. In what was a lone hand played by Yuvraj, he remained the only hope for Indians in their daunting chase.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, Yuvraj took his time initially to get his eye in. In the phase where he was settling in, he was seen playing some shots which didn’t come out well from his bat. With an ever-soaring required run rate, the 38-year old cricketer had no option than to keep trying playing his shots.
On the penultimate delivery of the ninth over, Yuvraj scored his first boundary in the form of a cut off Capitals fast bowler Keemo Paul. Oozing on confidence, Yuvraj and Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard scored 20 runs off DC all-rounder Axar Patel’s over. The southpaw scoring a couple of fours and a six had gave Mumbai fans hopes of the match still being alive.
On the third ball of the next over, Yuvraj’s short-arm jab off Paul over mid-off had it in it to be his best shot of the night. It was at this point in time that MI lost Pollard (21) and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (0) within a span of four balls.
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Having lost momentum because of the fall of wickets, the next the southpaw hit a boundary was in the 16th over as he once targeted Patel for a couple of sixes. On the third delivery of the 18th over, Yuvraj hit an unconvincing boundary off Trent Boult to complete his half-century.
Before eventually getting out in the penultimate over, Yuvraj ended up scoring 53 (35) with the help of five fours and three sixes. There is no denying to the fact that luck was on Yuvraj’s side as a few of his mis-timed shots landed in no man’s area. Having said that, will he continue to pile on the runs for Indians will be only be known in the times to come.
How Twitter reacted:
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 24, 2019
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) March 24, 2019
Yuvraj Singh in vintage form has kept Mumbai in the hunt deep into the inning. Not enough support for him though several batsmen got starts should worry #MI
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 24, 2019
50 for Yuvraj Singh!
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) March 24, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 24, 2019
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) March 24, 2019
Interestingly both Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh made their India debut together in the same match at Nairobi in October 2000.
In 2019, Zaheer is the Mumbai Indians coach and Yuvraj a MI player!#IPL2019 #IPL12 #IPL #MIvDC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 24, 2019
I love Yuvraj Singh! Hero for the right reasons, irrespective of the slight struggle because of not being in touch … he’s the ultimate come back man! #MIvDC
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) March 24, 2019
Sachin : Wankhade will witness Yuvraj’s Clean sixes this season!!
Ganguly : Play like Yuvraj Singh!!
Yuvraj : Yes Accepted legends!!
— RCB/MI Katchi (@sudhanks) March 24, 2019
Yuvraj scoring a 50 after ages is so pleasing to the eyes
I really hope that this season of IPL treats him nicely
— . (@loyallarents) March 24, 2019
Yuvraj Singh in blue jersey always an ominous sign for the opponent…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 24, 2019
Happiness is Watching Yuvraj batting 😍😍😭😭 Happy & Emotional I am #MIvDC
— Fehmu (@FehmeenaR) March 24, 2019
I hope Yuvraj Singh scores 500+ runs in this season and gets selected for World Cup
— JSK (@imjsk27) March 24, 2019
— ebyjayan (@eby_jayan) March 24, 2019
— Shubham Misra (@SBM_4007) March 24, 2019
Yuvraj Singh is all class !!! #MumbaiIndians
— Dhruv (@strokeOgeniuso) March 24, 2019
— Vaishali Shah (@Vaishalishah23) March 24, 2019
— Vinit Agrawal (@vinagrawal97) March 24, 2019
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