Yuvraj Singh appeared on Sunday that he still had ability to change big cricket matches at will. When the world’s best batsman and India captain Virat Kohli was struggling to get his timing right, the stylish left-hander smoked the ball to all parts of Edgbaston from the very beginning. Yuvraj’s 53, which included eight hits to the fence and a brilliant six, fell off only 32 balls. The left-hander guaranteed that the Pakistani bowlers failed to build any pressure on India’s batting after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma. Yuvraj, who at no no longer has enjoys automatic selection in the India’s ODI squad he once used to, conveyed one of his finest performances on Sunday. The Punjab batsman’s swashbuckling showcase not inspired Kohli but rather likewise sent Twitter into a tizzy.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) June 4, 2017
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 4, 2017
@YUVSTRONG12 is a SUPERSTAR an inspiration
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 4, 2017
@YUVSTRONG12, still good as gold
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 4, 2017
“I felt like a club batter in front of Yuvi. He took all the pressure off me, when I was not hitting it well. Yuvraj is in the team as he is a game changer,” said Kohli after the match.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 4, 2017
For all the build-up to the mega-clash, in the end it was a complete mismatch between the two team as the Men in Blue asserted their dominance from the very starting in the rain-interrupted game.
Put into bat, India piled on the runs with Rohit Sharma (91) and Kohli (81 not out) helping their team post 319/3 in 48 overs.
Pakistan never looked comfortable in the chase and kept losing regular wickets to finally fall way short of their revised target of 289 in 41 overs.