IPL 2018: Yuvraj Singh registers an unwanted record against Mumbai Indians
The game against Mumbai Indians led Yuvraj to register an embarrassing record which further reflects the form he is going through.
Updated - May 5, 2018 6:48 pm
Veteran Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh further dented his hopes of returning to Indian Cricket Team after he wasn’t able to convert a fine start against the men-in-blue into a big score. Yuvraj has been out of form for quite some time now which has been the only setback for Kings XI Punjab. He got to bat in 5 out of 7 games he played this season, and one will have to say, that he hasn’t got going.
The game against Mumbai Indians led Yuvraj to register an embarrassing record which further reflects the form he is going through. He scored run a ball 14 runs, including a six over long on, takes his overall strike rate of IPL 11 to 91.42 which is the worst for any player in the league who has faced at least 50 deliveries this season. From 7 matches that Yuvraj has featured in, the 36-year-old has scored a total of just 64 runs at a mere average of 12.80.
Yuvraj has been in the mix of things for quite some time now and had also cleared the much-talked Yo-Yo test and was looking to set his stature once again by scoring runs in the premier franchise-based T20 league. However, the tournament so far has been just opposite to what it was expected.
It will be interesting to see if he can bounce back and do what he is known for. With 6 games remaining in the league stage tournament, it will be important for Yuvraj Singh to take one game at a time and have some runs by his side. Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin showed lot faith in the 36-year-old by promoting him to number three slot, ahead of Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal who is in prime form. Now it’s important for Yuvraj Singh to play with full fortitude and have some runs under his belt.