Global T20 Canada: Yuvraj Singh hits a brisk knock
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh entertained the fans in the ongoing Global T20 Canada. The Toronto Nationals skipper showed his hitting attributes with a brisk 21-ball 35. Yuvi helped his side beat Edmonton Royals in Brampton. After a sluggish start to the GT20 campaign, Yuvi showed his talent. Here are the details.
Yuvi struggled in the opener against Vancouver Knights
In the opener, Yuvraj struggled to find any sort of momentum. Notably, this was his first match since he announced retirement in June 2019. The stylish southpaw faced 27 balls to score 14 runs, without hitting a single boundary. Yuvraj was also struggling with a back issue as he was dismissed in a strange fashion. Many questioned his approach as Toronto lost.
Yuvraj's show helps Nationals overcome the Royals
This time, the southpaw changed gears and showed a positive intent throughout. In his side's second match of the tourney, Yuvi went on to smash three sixes and as many boundaries in a brisk 35-run knock. This helped the Nationals notch a successful 192-run chase against Royals at the CAA Center. Besides Yuvi, former IPL pacer Manpreet Gony (33*) also lit up the scenes.
Yuvi opens up on his show
"I am loving it. They gave me some flak for my slow batting last game. I am sure Toronto will be happy when they sleep tonight that I hit a few sixes and we won the game," the southpaw stated.
WATCH: Yuvi speaks after his side's stunning win
Yuvi stuns Pakistan's Shadab with a flat six
Yuvraj was superb against Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan. His innings made the fans of Toronto Nationals excited. In between his innings, the Indian cricketer hit a delightful flat six against Shadab. Yuvi used his wrists to craft out a flick shot that travelled low over the mid-wicket region, leaving Shadab stunned. The shot by Yuvi caught the everyone's eyes.
Watch: Yuvi's special shot against Shadab
How did the match pan out?
Batting first, South Africa's Faf du Plessis led the Royals in the absence of Kane Williamson. Faf impressed with a quick 28. The likes of Ben Cutting (43), James Neesham (20) and Shadab (36) helped to get the side get to 191/6. In reply, Yuvi shared a 56-run stand with Heinrich Klaasen (45). Gony stole the thunder with a 12-ball 33.