Yuvraj Singh’s aesthetic knock in Cuttack showed that the left-hand flamboyant batsman still persists the same mettle like in his early days. The 127-ball 150 runs, his career best in the 50-over format was an evidence that Yuvraj Singh is still left with some more cricket in him.
The partnership between the two giants of the game forced everyone to take a back. They eventually anchored India to a total of 381 runs in allotted 50 overs. Dhoni on the course scored a hammering 134 runs.
Emotional scenes in Cuttack erupted after Yuvraj completed the 100th run in the innings. The emotions showed how fondly he wanted to score big for the country and more importantly how generously he wanted to don the Indian jersey. It took almost an year for Yuvraj to make a cut back in the Indian side and the aggressive left-hand batsman didn’t waste this opportunity.
A question now pops up, will Yuvraj be able to score big in the last and third ODI in Kolkata on Sunday as this is going to be India’s last match before ICC Champions Trophy. This can be seen as his chance of providing contention and knocking the selector’s doors for the Champions Trophy squad.
Well, the kind of game play Yuvraj has shown, another big score can’t be taken away from the pipe line. The left-hand batsman scored big but more over he looked confident at the same time. His flicks and signature pull shots were nothing less than a master class for any cricketer. It was not about how big he scored but more importantly, the way he was tackling every delivery was phenomenal.
A perfect visual version of a batsman who went onto slaughter the opponents from stitching the innings with singles and doubles.
India would depend on Yuvraj to seal a whitewash victory in the city of joy.
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