Watch: Vintage Yuvi punishes bowlers in Global T20
Yuvraj Singh, who recently called curtains on his international cricketing career showed everyone that he has still got a lot of firepower in him as he struck a 21-ball 35 to help his team Toronto Nationals secure a thriller against Edmonton Royals in their second match of Global T20 Canada.
Yuvraj who failed to deliver in the first game on Thursday struggled to get going as he scored just 14 from 27 balls. Actually, he was also suffering from back pain to some extent and then he was dismissed in a strange fashion in their defeat to Vancouver Knights.
Yuvraj, who is one of experienced and greatest match-winners in white cricket launched three sixes during his stay and hit as many boundaries to help the Nationals set a great platform to ace the 192-run chase in the T20 game at the CAA Center.
Yuvraj well and truly smashed Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan which drew lot of cheers from the stadium. However, he could not lit up the track on fire for so long as he got out on a slower ball from Ben Cutting in the 10th over with Toronto still needing more than 100 to seal the deal.
Pacer Manpreet Gony entered into the grand scheme of things and then struck a stupendous 33 off 12 deliveries to take the team home finally.
Meanwhile, lower order batsmen Mark Montfort and Salman Nazar both contributed as well as the pair remained not out as Toronto Nationals convincingly won the match with 13 balls to spare.
“Yeah, it was a great performance. I thought we lost the game… but Manpreet Gony’s hitting in the end and smart batting from Monfort and Salman Nazar… these guys pulled it off in the end,” former India’s star cricketer Yuvraj Singh said after the game.
“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,” he said.
— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) July 28, 2019