Yuvraj Singh is a name that every Indian cricket fan is synonymous with because he is the man that has won the biggest battles on the field as well as off the field. He is a true inspiration for many youngsters who think that if something catastrophic happens in your life, it’s all over. He has been the Man of the Tournament in 2 of India’s world cup victories and this is enough proof that he has been one of the biggest match winners for India.
There have been many legendary innings that have come from the bat of Yuvraj Singh over the years for India and therefore he has become one of the biggest legends ever in Indian cricket. His six hitting ability was the best and his bat swing was one for the ages. Let’s try to pick his Top 5 best innings among the many that are there.
58 vs England at Durban (2007)
What does one say about this innings that hasn’t been said, probably the most iconic innings in the career of Yuvraj Singh and a knock that will be etched in the hearts of all Indian cricket fans forever. It was the 2007 T20 World Cup match against England and India needed to win that match, the openers gave a very good start but it was ultimately the Yuvraj Singh show all the way. Freddie Flintoff will to this day be thinking about how he riled up Yuvi and poor Stuart Broad had to pay the price for it. Don’t make a Punjabi mad because he will give it you back in ways that no one would like and that’s exactly what happened here. It was the 19th over of the innings and Yuvraj sent the first ball to the gutter and a new ball had to be used and in the next 5 balls, there was not a single part of the ground that he Yuvi did not smack a six to. It was destruction at its very best and he brought up his 50 In just 12 balls. An innings for the ages and one which will be remembered forever.
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70 vs Australia at Durban (2007)
This was another extraordinary innings by the swashbuckling left hander in the 2007 T20 World Cup and this time it was in the semi finals against the best team in the world, Australia and he played an even better innings than the one against England. The situation of the match was delicate and from the moment he came, he started smashing fours and sixes all around the ground and India’s scoring pace increased with him in the middle and he with each passing over got more and more aggressive and played the innings of the match and ensured that his country reaches the final of the World Cup and it was celebrated across India.
113 vs West Indies at Chennai (2011)
This innings is a shining example of overcoming extreme health conditions and persevering for the nation and to play such an incredible innings while he was coughing all the time and even spitting blood wad something rarely seen on a cricket field. Nobody knew at that time how serious this situation with Yuvi was and in such warm conditions in Chennai hitting 10 fours and 2 sixes, he displayed immeasurable grit and determination that day.
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150 vs England at Cuttack
This was one of the last few great innings that came from the bat of Yuvraj Singh and it came against England at Cuttack in a partnership with MS Dhoni where both these Icons had a 256 run partnership and Yuvi got his highest score in ODIs and he showed the world that he is still the best in the world and he smashed lots of sixes in this innings and showed his fans that he isn’t going anywhere. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to play much more after that.
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139 vs Australia at Sydney (2004)
It was the initial years in the career of Yuvraj Singh and this time it was the best ODI team in the world, Australia at their backyard Sydney and he absolutely destroyed the great Aussie bowling attack that day and made an emphatic statement to the world that there is a new boss in town and for many years to come, he would rule international cricket and all the Bowlers feared him. A very special innings from a very special player.
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