Yuvraj Singh turned back the clock in the inaugural match of Road Safety League. During his playing days, he used to bowl quick left arm spinning deliveries. In the match between India legends and Bangladesh legends, Yuvraj was bowling to Bangladesh opener Nazimuddin. And in a momet of brilliance, it appeared the Yuvraj of old had returned.
The batsman Nazimuddin was batting really well and had reached the score of 49 off just 33 balls. Moreover, he was just one run short of his half century.
It was then Yuvraj struck with his delivery. His short ball on off stump was there to be cut. However, the batsman had a poor timing as his shot only resulted in an inside edge onto the stumps. As the bails lit up, there was a familiar smile on the face of Yuvraj.
It was surreal to see Yuvraj Singh getting a wicket after so long time for his fans. A lot of them would hope they would see more wickets from Yuvraj. He bowled a total of 3 overs in which he picked up 2 wickets while conceding 15 runs.
Yuvraj’s new look
Sporting long hair and tied bun, Yuvraj was looking a bit chubby. It was expected as he hasn’t played any cricket for last 2 years now. However, it wasn’t any barrier as the 40 year old veteran picked up two wickets and bowled rather economically.
While Nazimuddin was played on trying to cut Yuvraj, the second victim of Yuvraj was Hannan Sarkar. He cleaned up Sarkar by bowling a pin point Yorker as the batsman was totally perplexed by the delivery. Sarkar made just 3 runs before he was dismissed.
Additionally, fans wanted to see the batting of Yuvraj Singha nd his thumping front foot sixes. However, it could not happen as India won the game in just 10.1 overs. Both the openers Sachin and Sehwag smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers to all parts of the ground. India cantered to victory by chasing the total down without wasting any time.
The playing 11 for India is-:
Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Vinay Kumar, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony
Watch the video of Yuvi picking the wicket, here-:
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