In 2014 Gautam Gambhir said that Yuvraj Singh is India’s greatest match-winner in limited overs cricket and every fan in the country knows that he was completely right.
He made his debut in the Champions Trophy as an 18-year old in 2000 in Nairobi and he straight away gave a glimpse of his immense potential. In only his second match Yuvraj took the attack to an Australian line-up consisting of Glen McGrath, Brett Lee, and Jason Gillespie and scored a match winning 84 runs. There has been no looking back since then and he went on to establish himself as one of the mainstays of India’s middle order.
From hitting six sixes in an over in Durban to the match winning knock in England, the southpaw had given numerous unforgettable moments to the fans. His brilliant batting helped India to clinch the first T20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa. However, his greatest moment came when he played a starring role in helping India win the 50-over World Cup after a wait of 28 long years. He was the player of the tournament for his brilliant all-round display. The southpaw scored 362 runs, took 15 wickets and won four Man of the Match awards.
But the fairytale soon turned into a nightmare when he was diagnosed with cancer soon after the world cup. In fact, he was playing with illness during the tournament. In such circumstances, one would have thought that the days of Yuvraj as a cricketer were all but over. But Yuvi has been a fighter all his life. He not only defeated the deadly disease but also made a comeback to the Indian team. Currently, he is just considered for the T20s, but we know that he still has the potential to play a vital role for the team in the other formats too.
This video will give the fans a feel of Yuvraj’s prowess with the bat in his prime.