Yuvraj Singh’s lookalike steals the limelight in his 300th ODI for India
Yuvi's 300th ODI was made memorable by the fact that the team won the semi-final.
Published - Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm | Updated - Jun 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Though Yuvraj Singh did not get to bat, India’s semi-final match against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy would still be one of the most memorable matches for the all-rounder as he became only the fifth Indian player to feature in 300 One-day International matches for the country. Since the target was comfortably chased by the Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Yuvraj did not have to bat.
The left-hander who made his ODI debut against Kenya in the ICC KnockOut 2000, joined the elite club consisting of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, former Indian skippers Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Azharuddin. Despite not making any contribution with the bat or the ball, he would be pleased that the team won the semi-final.
His day got better when he met his lookalike after the end of the match. This is not for the first time that a Yuvraj Singh doppelganger surprised people. The resemblance of the actor who played Yuvraj Singh in MS Dhoni’s biopic was for the first such instance.
The second was yesterday, at Birmingham where the doppelganger who was sporting an identical beard, wearing the Indian jersey and reflectors. The similarity must have surprised Yuvraj as well. The Indian all-rounder was clicked alongside the gentleman who strongly resemblance him.
The picture was shared by BCCI on their official Twitter page and it went viral in no time.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2017
Even Sania Mirza, intrigued by the uncanny resemblance went on to re-tweet the picture posted by BCCI.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 15, 2017
No chance ?
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 15, 2017
After Team India’s clinical win over the Bangladesh Tigers, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final will witness the mother of all battles for the second time in the tournament. The subcontinental rivals, India and Pakistan will face each other at The Oval on June 18, Sunday.
While the Indias have the momentum with them after a comprehensive 9-wicket win over Bangladesh, Pakistan too have made a comeback of sorts after inflicting the biggest upset in the tournament by knocking-out tournament favourites, England in the semi-finals. Pakistan successfully defeated No. 1 side, South Africa, also and were beaten only by defending champions, India.