7 Best performances of Yuvraj Singh in ICC Events
by Jatin Author
Published - Mar 14, 2016 10:16 am | Updated - Mar 14, 2016 10:16 am
Yuvraj Singh is one of the few big tournament players that lights up the tournament with his bat or ball and sometimes both. Yuvraj Singh made his debut for India in the ICC Knockout trophy 2000, where he showed glimpses of what to be expected during the coming years.
Every Indian thought that they finally got a big hitter in the team that could hit fast bowlers for huge sixes and up the ante in last overs and Yuvraj made a career of doing that. But apart from being one of greatest limited overs batsmen for India, Yuvraj shone when it mattered in the ICC tournaments and here are some of his best moments in ICC events. Enjoy!!
84 vs Australia 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy
Yuvraj Singh made his India debut in this tournament against Kenya, but he didn’t get a chance to bat in that match. Next up was the Aussie challenge for India in the quarterfinals and India got off to a running start as Sachin Tendulkar took on Australia’s best bowler in Glen McGrath and deposited him for 2 sixes in an over. But when the big three got out, India was 90/3 and in walked 18-year-old Yuvraj Singh.
He had Glen McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie in front of him and he played like this was his 100th ODI match. Crisp drives and audacious pull shots marked his innings. He got a little support from Vinod Kambli, but otherwise, he single handedly took India to 265 before getting out for 84 in 80 balls with 12 fours. He was awarded the Man of the match for his innings and a brilliant run out of Michael Bevan.