Saturday, June 19, 2021
Home Sports As Yuvraj Singh announces retirement, here are 5 of his greatest One Day Internationals’...

As Yuvraj Singh announces retirement, here are 5 of his greatest One Day Internationals’ knocks

During his nearly 2 decades long international career, Yuvraj Singh entertained us with some breath-taking stroke-play and several match-defining performances.

One of India’s best ever One Day Internationals batsman Yuvraj Singh has finally called time on his cricketing career and announced his retirement. During his nearly 2 decades long international career, Yuvraj Singh entertained us with some breath-taking stroke-play and several match-defining performances. Here is a look back at 5 of his finest.

84 against Australia (Nairobi 2000)

Talk about announcing yourself with a bang. In his 2nd One Day International and the first ever innings, Yuvraj Singh gave a glimpse of his abundant talent against the World Champions Australia. Against an attack featuring the likes of McGrath, Brett Lee, Gillespie, the teenaged Yuvraj stroked a majestic 84 off 80 balls setting up a match-winning total in the end.

139 against Australia (Sydney 2004)

Coming in to bat with the team in a little bit of trouble at 80 for 3, Yuvraj Singh sat about rebuilding the innings in the company of Australia’s familiar foe, VVS Laxman. The pair put together 213 runs with Yuvi scoring 139 of them. After keeping the scoreboard ticking over with plenty of good running and some timely boundaries, he exploded at the end taking ODI specialist Ian Harvey to the cleaners. It didn’t turn out to be enough in the end with Australia edging to a win in a nerve-wracking rain curtailed chase but everyone who watched that match will always remember Yuvraj’s effort.

57* against Australia (Ahmedabad 2011)

3 in a row against Australia! A little surprising since he doesn’t have a great overall record against them but as seen here, he has played some memorable innings. It was Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup in 2011, despite fighting cancer at that point, he was unstoppable with both bat and ball. His best performance of the World Cup came in the Quarter Finals against the team that had won the previous 3 World Cups. Batting first, Australia put on a good total of 260 with Ricky Ponting getting a much-awaited hundred. Yuvraj, who had already done well with the ball by picking up 2 wickets in his 10 overs, produced a mature half century guiding the team through a tricky second half of the chase. The cathartic roar from Yuvraj at the end of that knock mirrored the emotions of an entire nation.

150 against England (Cuttack 2017)

After returning from cancer, Yuvraj’s career could never quite regain the previous heights but still, there were glimpses of the batsman he was at his peak. In the 2017 ODI series against England, India was tottering at 25/3 when Yuvraj joined his long-time middle order partner MS Dhoni. What followed was some of the best ball striking one would ever see on a cricketing field. Yuvraj raced to his highest ever ODI score and by the time he was eventually dismissed, he had already set the side on the way to a match-winning total. This turned out to be the last century for the great man in ODIs.

69 against England (Lord’s 2002)

Every Indian fan remembers the score 146/5, it was the score at which Mohammed Kaif joined Yuvraj Singh in the middle while chase 326 in the Natwest final and the two went on to script one of the greatest ever triumphs in Indian ODI history. With all hope lost, all the senior batsmen back in the pavilion, and a high asking rate, Yuvraj set about bringing the side back into the game with his trademark drives, pulls and flicks. By the time he was out 121 runs partnership later, the chase was well and truly back on, and it was finished by Kaif and Zaheer Khan for a famous victory.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Sandeep Kadian
Sports, Satire, Politics, Golgappa.

Related Articles

Trending now

Exclusive: Agitators not farmers but criminals, says wife of victim burnt alive at Tikri border, farmers harass woman of village, says sarpanch

Haryana police arrested one of the main accused named Krishna who allegedly set Mukesh ablaze at the Tikri border

OBC benefits for Muslims: How WB Police’s recruitment drive has exposed how parties found a way to make religious reservations

The drive was meant to fill vacancies in the OBC-A category in the state. The list showed that apart from one or two individuals, all of them were Muslims.

Exclusive details: Here are some of the points that the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Shashi Tharoor, raised with Twitter

Indian officials of the microblogging site Twitter were questioned by the Parliamentary Panel on Information Technology on various issues.

Netizens trend #SuspendUrbanDictionary, UP police takes cognisance of the insulting ‘definition’ of Mayawati by one Nazia Khan: What happened

On Friday, Urban Dictionary sparked a furore on Twitter after it described Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati as an "unmarried pornstar".

Kerala Congress President K Sudhakaran hatched a plan to kidnap my children says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Here is the full story

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has claimed that the newly-coronated Kerala PCC President K Sudhakaran had planned to kidnap his children

Mamata Banerjee wants Nandigram results re-evaluated even after winning state, calls Judge ‘BJP member’ to cast doubts on Judiciary as well: Details

Only recently, Mamata Banerjee had filed a petition in the court demanding that the Nandigram results be re-evaluated.

Recently Popular

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

TISS research paper calls Kashmir ‘India occupied’, blames Indian Army for domestic violence in Kashmiri society

A dissertation paper by a student at TISS-Hyderabad has come under the scanner for calling Kashmir "India occupied Kashmir".

‘Muslims must kill 4-6 persons before dying’: Congress’ new minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi and his hate-filled ‘shayari’. Details

The newly appointed Congress minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi is believed to be the favourite of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,600FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe