Yuvraj Singh in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Veteran Indian batsman scored his 78th List A half-century against Railways.
During Punjab’s sixth match of the ongoing season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Railways at Bengaluru, veteran Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh scored his 78th List A half-century, aiding Punjab to score a formidable total in the first innings.
Earlier, Mandeep Singh, captain of Punjab, had won the toss and chose to bat. Yuvraj Singh walked in to bat at No. 3 in the eighth over (1-48) when Chandrakant Sakure had dismissed Manan Vohra on 13.
The 36-year old southpaw took his time as Punjab lost two quick wickets in Shubman Gill (53) and captain Mandeep Singh (3). It was the duo of Yuvraj Singh and Gurkeerat Singh Mann which stitched a 144-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Yuvraj Singh might have failed to cross the three-figure mark but was successful enough to put Punjab in a strong position. He ended up scoring 96 (121) with the help of six fours and five sixes.
Before getting out on the penultimate delivery of the innings, Mann had caused further damage, scoring his third List A century, 101 (96), with the help of five fours and four sixes. On the back of two responsible innings from Yuvraj Singh and Mann, Punjab posted 284-6 in 50 overs.
Out of the five matches played so far, Punjab has won two and lost two matches. In a bid to qualify for the quarter-finals, Punjab needs to desperately win this match. Whether a 284-run total be enough for them, only time will tell.
Given his passionate fan-following, Yuvraj Singh instantly found a lot of support on social media platform Twitter, where his fans were overjoyed to see him back among the runs. Read some of the tweets below:
Sir plz 1 chance yuvraj singh ko or dedo .. worldcup apna hoga ye vaada h 1 indian ka ..plz plzz sir iss baat ko selectors tk pahucha [email protected] @SGanguly99. @virendersehwag. @sanjaymanjrekar. @GautamGambhir. @YUVSTRONG12 @harbhajan_singh @imVkohli
— Vikram dhayal (@Vikramdhayal14) October 2, 2018
Just got to know about Yuvraj Singh performance in #VijayhazareTrophy smash 96 Runs…well played Paaaji 👏👏👍👍no one can replace u at No.4 position only u deserve
— Siddhartha Saxena (@koolsiddharth11) October 2, 2018
YUVRAJ SINGH 96(121)
6 BOUNDARIES, 5 SIXES 🙌#VijayHazareTrophy
— 🐸 (@Shru_Tea_) October 2, 2018
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) October 2, 2018
Yuvraj 84 notout from 108 balls…still 9 overs left..
live undi unte bagundu😖
— Sai (@Urstruly__SAI) October 2, 2018
Hard luck @YUVSTRONG12 paaji… Miss well deserve100 by just 4 runs.. 96 runs with 6 fours and 5 huge sixes … Go well man… Dekh rahe ho na @BCCI .. In this vijay hazare 48 ,41,6,36,96 by Yuvraj. Also 1 wckt with ball. Yet 2 matches to come..
— Gunatit Dutta (@GunatitDutta) October 2, 2018
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) October 2, 2018
— Yuvraj Singh Fans (@Yuvifansclub) October 2, 2018
— Kangana (Manikarnika) (@fifa2k18russia) October 2, 2018
Yuvraj Singh has hit 3 sixes in his last 5 balls.
— Nitish (@nitishsharma812) October 2, 2018
And Yuvraj Singh misses his century by 4 runs. 😞😞😞
— Jasdeep Singh (@JassiYuvian12) October 2, 2018
Missed a ton
But hits Our hearts 💚 @YUVSTRONG12 :96(121)[5×6][6×4]
— Sheejith (@Sheejiths) October 2, 2018