The flamboyant Yuvraj Singh began trending early on Sunday morning following his 4 successive sixes throughout a Road Safety World Series T20, rising once more almost two years after strolling into worldwide sundown.
The iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj turned again the clock and took Raipur by storm in their inimitable type as India Legends registered a thumping 57-run win over South Africa Legends in on the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium on Saturday.
South Africa, chasing 205 to win, had been restricted to 148 for 7 in 20 overs.
Tendulkar obtained his maiden half century of the event whereas the trendy Yuvraj confirmed his true colors with an unbeaten 52 in India’s big win.
The win took India again to the highest spot with 16 factors, overtaking Sri Lanka on internet run charge.
The 47-year-old Tendulkar cracked a 37-ball 60 with 9 boundaries and a six whereas Yuvraj starred with an unbeaten 22-ball 52 with six towering sixes together with 4 in succession and two hits to the ropes.
S Badrinath contributed with 42 (34b, 2×6, 4×4) earlier than being carried away by his teammates after he injured his proper hamstring. The tall Yusuf Pathan, too, joined the get together along with his large hits, making a brisk 10-ball 23 with two fours and as many sixes.
Put into bat by South Africa captain Jonty Rhodes, the 50,000 plus crowd thundered ‘Sachin, Sachin’ as Tendulkar walked out to bat along with his opening associate Virender Sehwag.
As the batting nice executed these copybook back-foot punches by means of covers and the classical straight drive towards Makhaya Ntini, the spectators jumped out of their seats in pleasure.
It was then the Yuvraj present until the tip. By getting 4 maximums off the bowling of seamer Zander de Bruyn in the 18th over, the southpaw reminded of his 2007 World T20 heroics when he smashed six sixes in an over.
Once a King! all the time a King ❤️
That excessive bat-lift, his lazy magnificence and the way in which he instances the ball with ferocious energy! When he’s on track, There’s no pleasing sight than Yuvraj Singh in world cricket! pic.twitter.com/zyakjtMYvR
— ArunAshok (@arun661) March 14, 2021
Yuvi Paaji virtually took us again to 2007 T-20 World Cup. When he will get going it’s full insanity in the stadium. Big man and his love affair with the sixes. @YUVSTRONG12 #RoadSafetyWorldSeries2021 pic.twitter.com/HqS86Qk2ek
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 13, 2021
Yuvraj, 39, retired from worldwide cricket in June, 2019.
Brief scores: India Legends 204/3 in 20 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 60, Yuvraj Singh 52 not out, S Badrinath 42, Yusuf Pathan 23, Manpreet Singh Gony 16; Monde Zondeki 2/35) beat South Africa 148/7 in 20 overs (Andrew Puttick 41, Morne van Wyk 48; Yusuf Pathan 3/34, Yuvraj Singh 2/18).