Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has gone on to reveal the two knocks that he feels have been the most superlative knocks of his career. Yuvraj was firepower with the bat. He proved himself as a big match player and could smash any bowling attack in the world. He has been a gem for India during his heydays and has helped them conquer the world with his batting exploits in particular.
Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which was won and hosted by the Indian National Cricket Team. He was also a key figure in India’s maiden T20 World Cup victory in 2007 at South Africa. Yuvraj’s six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad of England will forever remain as one of the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian cricket.
After having an illustrious career with team India, Yuvraj called it time last year and retired from all forms of cricket. The southpaw has now revealed his two favourite knocks of himself during his stint at the crease.
Yuvraj Singh Reveals His Favourite Innings Of All-Time
In an interview with the Sportstar, when asked about his favourite knocks of all-time, Yuvraj said, “In Test Cricket, the 169 runs I scored at Bangalore, as India was in pressure at 160-5 when I came in to bat. In ODIs, the 57-run knock against Australia in the Quarter-Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. It was a crucial knock under pressure. It was the most pressurizing situation I have ever felt in a game.”
The two knocks that Yuvraj spoke about have both been special in Indian cricket. Both these knocks have come in crucial situations and this goes on to show the pressure absorbing ability that Yuvraj had.
Both The Knocks Hold A Special Place In Indian Cricket
Yuvraj never really had a distinguished Test career as opposed to his limited-overs highs, often struggling to break into the XI ahead of the star-studded Indian middle order. He, however, scored a crucial 100 against Pakistan which helped India win a Test series at home.
Walking in at 61 for four in the first innings, he stitched together a 200-run stand with Sourav Ganguly which enabled India to recover and post 626 on the board. The match ended in a draw and India held on to its 1-0 lead in the three-match series. That was Yuvraj’s last Test century.
Australia had a 7-2 head-to-head record against India in World Cups ahead of the teams’ quarterfinal meeting. India had lost half of its side at 187 in the 38th over in a 261 run-chase. Yuvraj and Suresh Raina held their nerve and took the attack to Australia, taking India home in the 48th over.
Yuvraj’s flashing cover drive off Brett Lee to seal the win for India will forever be etched in the memory of the Indian cricket fans.