CT 2017: Yuvraj Singh dedicates his knock to Cancer Survivors and London attack victims
He smacked a quickfire 53 off just 32 balls with 8 fours and a maximum on the day.
Published - Jun 5, 2017 11:49 am | Updated - Jun 5, 2017 11:49 am
Veteran Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh oozed class and power when he smacked the fifth fastest fifty in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy. The stage was set for the marquee clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan at Birmingham. With all the hype surrounding the game, Yuvraj ensured that the match turned out to be an absolute treat for the fans.
He smacked a quickfire 53 off just 32 balls with 8 fours and a maximum on the day. He came into bat towards the fag end of the innings. Run scoring was definitely not easy as the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli had earlier taken time to settle in at the crease. But Yuvraj Singh needed no sighters. He started taking the attack to the opposition right from the word go.
In doing so, not only did he help the cause of the Indian team by giving them a good final flourish, he even took the pressure off skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli, in the post-match press conference, lauded the efforts of Yuvraj Singh. He admitted that the unbelievable striking from Yuvraj helped him settle the nerves on the day.
Player of the Match
Yuvraj was awarded the Man of the Match for his superlative innings that gave India the impetus as they walked in to field in the second innings. Soon, he took to the social media to dedicate his award and the knock to the cancer survivors. The day of June 4 is known as the Cancer Survivor Day and hence Yuvi missed no opportunity to dedicate his award to the heroes. He even expressed his condolences to the ones who suffered in the London attacks.
“My innings on #CancerSurvivorDay is dedicated to all the heroes & survivors. Also my thoughts & Prayers to all impacted in #londonattack,” tweeted the 35-year old cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 4, 2017