Yuvraj Singh returns to Punjab Ranji squad: Veteran India all-rounder has been recalled to Punjab’s Ranji Trophy squad.
Veteran India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been recalled to Punjab’s Ranji Trophy team. The 36-year all-rounder had earlier expressed hesitancy at playing for Punjab in the tournament for it would mean compromising a youngster’s spot in the team.
Punjab will play their next match against Delhi in the capital tomorrow. In a sans Yuvraj squad, Punjab ended up conceding first-innings lead in both their matches – against Andhra and Madhya Pradesh.
In which appears to be a movie made by the selectors to improve team’s performance, it will also be Yuvraj’s last chance to qualify for perhaps a wild card entry into the Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In the seven matches that he played for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year, Yuvraj scored 264 runs at an average of 37.71, including one half-century.
Most recently, Yuvraj was seen being released by his IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. In the eight matches which Yuvraj played for the Kings XI last season, he scored 65 runs at an average of 10.83 and a strike rate of 89.04. Such paltry numbers had it in them for his franchise to take the bold decision, something which eventually happened.
The southpaw had last played a First-class match more than a year ago against Vidarbha at Mohali. In a match which Vidarbha won by an innings and 117 runs, Yuvraj, who was also leading the side, scored 20 and 42.
Yuvraj had last played for India during India’s tour of West Indies last year. In three ODIs, Yuvraj had scored 57 runs at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 76.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Yuvraj below:
Yuvraj Singh will be in action for Punjab in tomorrow’s Ranji Trophy game against Delhi. @YUVSTRONG12 Returns!!!!
— Punjab Ranji Team (@TeamRanjiPunjab) November 27, 2018
Rishabh Pant somewhat reminds me of Yuvraj Singh. #AUSvIND
— Sparsh Telang (@sparshblogger) November 21, 2018
Waise amazing hai ke we still haven’t found a replacement of Yuvraj Singh. Tells you the value of Yuvi. Top class middle order batsman, finisher, hitter, very handy bowler, exceptional fielder, top athlete.
— Jitender Singh (@j_dhillon6) November 21, 2018
Good news ranji trophy 2018-19 Yuvraj Singh playing for Punjab next two match versus Himachal Pradesh and Tamil nadu 😊😀🙏🙏😻😻👍👍 pic.twitter.com/7JEUjE5RBJ
— YUVRAJ SINGH12 BIG FAN #CSK (@Mothees4) November 27, 2018
— kunal Choudhary (@kunal_yuvi) November 27, 2018
TOLD YOU TO BRING BACK YUVRAJ SINGH #ViratKohli
— Richa Gupta (@RichaGu20620032) November 21, 2018
Krunal pandya!!!!! Omg,Yuvaj Singh is 100 times better than this fellow.Dont know why @BCCI selects such people ignoring legends who are tested match winners! #krunalpandya #YuvrajSingh.If we want world cup there should be yuvi in team!! Wakeup!!
— Doctor Javed (@DoctorJaved3) November 22, 2018
Bring back Yuvraj Singh. #AUSvIND
— Sagar :Patwal (@sagarcoated) November 21, 2018
Wow yuvraj Singh shots like I love you too YUVRAJ SINGH pic.twitter.com/PPPsRohtYG
— YUVRAJ SINGH12 BIG FAN #CSK (@Mothees4) November 26, 2018
Yuvraj Singh available for Punjab’s next three games against Delhi, Himachal and Tamil Nadu, initially he sacrificed his place to give more chances to youngsters but Punjab failed to win first two games.#RanjiTrophy
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) November 27, 2018