Global T20 Canada 2019: Yuvraj Singh has an awful return to T20 Cricket as Vancouver Knights defeat Toronto Nationals by 8 wickets in the tournament opener.
MATCH 1: VANCOUVER KNIGHTS VS TORONTO NATIONALS SCORECARD
Vancouver Knights: 162-2 in 17.2 overs | Won by 8 wickets
Rassie van der Dussen: 65(43) | Chadwick Walton: 59(35) | Mark Montfort: 1-33
Toronto Nationals: 159-5 in 20 overs
Henrich Klassen: 41(20) | Rodrigo Thomas: 41(31) | Saad Bin Zafar: 1-7
After getting retired from International Cricket last month, Yuvraj Singh wouldn’t have dreamt of such a horrible return to T20 cricket given his performance in Global T20 Canada.
Coming in to bat at 66-3 after 10.3 overs, Yuvraj Singh could only manage 14(27) as he got out in the 17th over when the team score read 104-4.
Surprisingly, Yuvi decided to walk-off to a stumping when he was actually not-out as his backfoot was inside the line. However, Yuvi felt he had enough of batting, and decided to let Kieron Pollard take over.
Courtesy to Klassen’s 41(20) and Pollard’s quickfire 30(13), Toronto Nationals somehow reached a respectable score of 159-5 in 20 overs.
Yuvi struggled to get going right from the start. Many play and miss, inside edges, struggle for timing constituted Yuvi’s innings. He could not hit a single boundary in the whole innings. Even the free-hit which he luckily got went for just a single.
With this knock, Yuvi took us back to his knock in the 2014 T20 World Cup finals where he was the main culprit for an under-par score in the finals. Yuvi could only manage 11(21) as India ended up scoring only 130-4 in 20 overs. Sri Lanka chased the target in just 17.5 overs to lift their first T20 World Cup trophy.
Coming to the match, Vancouver Knights led by Chris Gayle chased the target in just 17.2 overs. Chadwick Walton made a superb 59(35) with 4 fours and 4 sixes, while Rassie van der Dussen made a superb 65(43).
We just hope Yuvi gets back to form, and scores tons of runs in the process. He has been one of the most dangerous T20 batsmen of all time, and seeing him perform this way is not a pleasant sight.