Yuvraj Singh shines in Canada Global T20
New Delhi : Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who had recently announced his retirement from the international cricket, is shining bright at the Canada Global T20.
On Saturday, he presented vintage self with a brilliant 51-run smash in just 22 balls. However, his effort went into vain as his team had to face the defeat.
George Munsey's 66 helped Brampton Wolves post a mammoth total of 222 for 6 in 20 overs. In reply, Yuvraj-led Toronto Nationals got off to a strong start Brendon McCullum getting a quickfire 36.
Yuvraj Singh walked on the field at No.4 and started hitting from the beginning of his innings. Yuvraj hit five sixes and 3 boundaries and went on to score his first half-century of the T20 tournament in Canada.
Yuvraj perished in the 16th over and Toronto Nationals eventually fell short of the target by 11 runs.
Talking about his performance during the match, Yuvraj Singh said, "I was happy to see my IPL coach, he wasn't happy with my bat swing during IPL. Hopefully the crowd enjoyed those big hits."
Speaking after leading his team to a win in a closely-fought contest, Brampton Wolves captain and New Zealand opener Colin Munro said Yuvraj Singh's big-hitting display gave them a few nervy moments even after posting a mammoth total on the board.
"The match was a lot closer, Yuvi played an unbelievable knock, put us under pressure. We batted well at the start, they came back well, but we got enough runs on the board. Were under pressure in the chase, but did well to come out on top," Colin Munro said.
Stunning catch by @YUVSTRONG12 to dismiss @54simmo.#GT2019 #BWvsTN @TorontoNational @BramptonWolves pic.twitter.com/ih1VzjxMQ5— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 4, 2019
Too many autographs to sign for @MahelaJay.— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 3, 2019
And, as always, he's doing it all with a smile. @CityBrampton @OfficialSLC @mipaltan #ilovecanada#GT2019#ERvsWH@ExploreCanada pic.twitter.com/R0g2VzQelv