Yuvraj Singh sends Gautam Gambhir a birthday hug
Yuvi's wish indeed came out to be true.
Updated - Oct 14, 2018 7:06 pm
On Gautam Gambhir’s 37th birthday, discarded India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wished his former teammate on social media. Both of these players haven’t represented the national team or played along for a long time now. While the opener donned the Indian jersey two years back in 2016, Yuvi hasn’t played a game since 2017.
Yuvraj, after failing in the Champions Trophy 2017 was a part of the side that toured West Indies in the same year. However, with another string of failures there, he was eventually dropped from the team. Both these players are currently playing for their home sides in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in a bid to make a comeback into the Indian team.
Yuvraj shares quite a funny picture
The 36-year-old Punjab player put up a special message for Gambhir on the micro-blogging site. Yuvraj Singh sent ‘GG’ a big hug and wished for him to have an awesome day. He also shared a picture where they are hugging during one of the practice sessions.
“Dear gg sending you a big bday hug . god bless you brother have an awesome day lots of love
@GautamGambhir,” the 36-year-old wrote in his tweet.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 14, 2018
Yuvi’s wish indeed came out to be true. In the second quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy which was played in Bengaluru, Delhi was up against Haryana. In the first innings of the game, Haryana put up 229 runs on the board and was all out in the 50th over. Chaitanya Bishnoi and Pramod Chandila with 85 and 59 runs respectively were the top performers for Haryana with the bat.
In the chase, Gambhir was on absolute fire. He scored 104 runs off just 72 balls and his innings included 16 fours. He scored 104 runs out of the first 172 runs that were piled on. Although he fell 58 runs shy of the target, his teammates didn’t let his efforts go in vain. Delhi thus progressed into the semi-finals of the tournament.