Everything that has changed between Yuvraj Singh’s last two centuries
Published - Jan 21, 2017 12:58 am | Updated - Jan 21, 2017 12:58 am
A lot has changed in this world between Yuvraj Singh’s last two centuries he scored his career best 150 against England at Cuttack during the 2nd ODI between India and England. This was Yuvraj’s 14th century in ODI cricket, while his last one came against West Indies at Chennai during the 2011 World Cup.
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest
If you said goodbye to me tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do
I’m so inspired by you
That hasn’t happened for the longest time
Billy Joel’s popular hit track ‘The Longest time’ might not be one of Indian cricket team’s popular dressing room number but 2-time world champion Yuvraj Singh can certainly relate to it. Our lives have changed and numerous events took place since Yuvraj Singh perished from the cricketing scenes following his Player of the Tournament performance during India’s victorious campaign at the 2011 World Cup.
His last hundred came in 2011 and he had to wait for almost six years to score the next. Let’s have a look at what all happened between Yuvraj Singh’s last two centuries:
1. We have moved from Manmohan to Mitron
Honourable Indian economist and politician Manmohan Singh was at the helm, the last time Yuvraj scored a century. He served as the PMO India till 2014, until Narendra Damodardas Modi took over the reins.
2. Kohli’s coming of age
The current Indian captain swore the word %*$# 22 times. To set things straight, Virat Kohli fetched 22 centuries in this period. Yes, that is massive!
3. Facebook acquired WhatsApp
Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a whopping US $19 billion in the year 2014. Today, more than billion people use the app.
Spoiler: Ashish Nehra isn’t one of them.
4. Pune Warriors India came, saw, went
The Pune-based franchise came into existence in the year 2011. They played 46 IPL games, won 12 and lost 33. Their most popular game being the one in which Chris Gayle, playing for RCB piled up 175 unbeaten runs off 66 balls.
5. Jon Snow fought-died-came back
Popular fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones was first premiered in the year 2011, and the sixth season ended last year. Since then Tyrion Lannister drank gallons of wine and Jon Snow came back from death.
6. Move it like Brexit
BrExit stands for “British Exit,” which refers to the 2016 referendum whereby British citizens voted to exit the European Union and never come back.
7. To Maruti 800 with love
Maruti Suzuki’s city model Maruti 800 bid us adieu in the year 2014. Don’t be too surprised if you see kids driving it in the play schools in your locality.
8. Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo finally broke the jinx and won the best actor in a leading role award for his performance in ‘The Revenant’.
9. Lala land
Young and dynamic Shahid Afridi had announced his retirement from international cricket in the year 2011 as a sign of protest against the Pakistan Cricket Board. Interestingly, ‘Lala’ as he is popularly called, took a u-turn and said he is ready to make a comeback in the same year.
10. House full ATM’s
Following Indian government’s initiative on cracking down counterfeit cash and much more, demonetization came into the picture. Longer queues were seen outside ATMs compared to the one’s we see during international matches. Also, the 1000 rupees notes retired and the 500’s got a makeover.