Yuvraj Singh one of the greatest batsmen in Indian Cricket History had remained in the spotlight throughout his twilight career. Well, who can forget his brilliant knock against Australia which helped India to defeat the mighty opposition?
The flamboyant batsman was the complete cricketer for more than a decade on the Indian side. Very unfortunate he wasn’t the captain in his career but always played under different captains.
Things could’ve been different If Yuvraj Singh was the captain of the India team. The left-hander’s players have a great impact on the cricket field be they, captain or batsman. But it was Dhoni who had wondered for India that other captains only dream about.
Perhaps if Yuvraj Singh it could’ve been anything for team India but that never happened. The most elegant and clean striker of a ball had through the phase of his career when the questions were start to rise up about his position in the team.
World Cup 2007 team India’s shocking exit from 50 over World Cup just shuffle the whole Indian cricket system. What’s exactly going on inside a system with so much of big names like Dravid, Sachin, Ganguly and Yuvraj who failed to qualify for the second round of the tournament?
That World Cup 2007 was one of the most shocking tournaments from any point of view. Major upsets, big heavy-weight exits and Coach Bob Woolmer’s death just put a big question mark over the cricket policies.
It seemed like cricket was about to end in the near time with such shocking news. For Indian fans, it was the end of the world when India reached the finals of the 2003 World Cup.
Indian selection had decided to send the youngsters for a tournament like T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. And that tournament had just changed the picture of the whole Indian cricket lobby. IPL, ICL and Champions Trophy the first T-20 World Cup was the sprout that gave birth to franchise cricket among professionals. The Beginning T20 Era was officially started with the 2007 World Cup.
T20 World Cup 2007
A new format and it was the least crowd favourite with no one was ready to accept this new concept. Still Vivid in our minds that South Africa versus WestIndies 1st T20 game brought another excitement in the people’s minds.
The tournament kicked off and again upset like Zimbabwe defeated the invincible Aussies led by Ricky Ponting. The biggest news from the league phase of the T20 World Cup. As the tournament proceeded, major teams had qualified for the next round. India tough win again over South Africa kept them in the race of the super four.
During the Quarterfinal game, India went against England in the must-win game to qualify for the semifinals. While batting first, Indian openers put on a solid start for the big score. Sehwag-Gambhir pair made another partnership at a brisk rate. With some quick wickets to derail India’s momentum, England was successful in their plan. Then walked in the Yuvraj Singh who was in good form with the bat before.
But it was this game which had changed the dynamics of the whole tournament ahead. Yuvraj Singh some verbal spat with Andrew Flintoff ignited the situation during one of the overs.
What next was Stuart Broad’s bowling to Yuvraj Singh and the outcome was something like unbelievable. Yuvraj Singh deposit the Six balls into the stands and smashed 36 runs in an over.
India won the match by 18 runs and also defeated Australia in the semifinal with another brilliant knock from Yuvraj Singh. But Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes just put India’s hopes at the top gear and they had scripted history after. Today after 15 long years the batsman Yuvraj Singh took his Instagram and put a sweet post with his son while watching the iconic game once again.