Yuvraj Singh happy to make it count after brief slump

November 19, 2019

first_imgYuvraj Singh did what he does best, prove his doubters wrong, time and time again.After a string of poor performances with the bat in Sunrisers Hyderabad colours, Yuvraj shrugged off calls of poor form from different quarters with an unbeaten 70 off 41 balls to propel his team to 185/3 against Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.This was the stylish left-hander’s second fifty this season after he got off to perfect start in the IPL with a 62 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.”Important knock for the team. Wasn’t easy to get the pace of the wicket – a bit two paced,” said the 35-year-old, speaking after the classy knock.  Yuvraj came in to bat after Shikhar Dhawan was caught in the deep by Shreyas Iyer off a Amit Mishra delivery. The 35-year-old stayed till the end of the innings to ensure Hyderabad post a comfortable total on the board.”Williamson was batting so well so, I thought I’ll place my innings. Lucky, it came out well. Warner and Dhawan have given us good starts. When you get time, you need to take most of it. Happy that I got time in the middle,” he added.In the beginning it wasn’t a classic Yuvraj knock, but as the innings progressed, he slowly got into the grove and latter launched into the Delhi bowlers.Yuvraj was lucky in the 17th over when he was dropped by Sanju Samson in the deep on 29, and proved to be costly for Delhi.”I said that if we try to get around 170-175, we’ll get 180. But if we try 180, we might end up getting 160. Delhi has got the best bowling attack in the IPL. They’ve got very good international bowlers. You have to be smart and wait for the loose balls,” he said.advertisementHowever, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost by six-wickets to Daredevils despite Yuvraj Singh’s heroics with the bat.last_img

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