Yuvraj Singh walks off despite being not out in Global T20 Canada debut

first_imgYuvraj Singh’s fist competitive match after his retirement from international cricket did not go as planned as the former India batsman struggled in Global T20 Canada debut for Toronto Nationals at the CAA Centre in Brampton on Thursday.Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals took on Chris Gayle’s Vancouver Knights in the opening match of the 2nd season of the T20 League played in Brampton.Gayle won the toss and sent Toronto Nationals into bat after which they lost the wicket of star batsman Brendon McCullum early. Canadian opener Rodrigo Thomas hit a quickfire 41 but Toronto’s middle-order struggled to maintain the momentum.Yuvraj Singh, who walked in at No. 4, was struggling to even put bat to ball in his first outing since retirement in June, 2019. The World Cup-winning India star faced 27-ball for his 14 before being dismissed in a bizarre manner.Yuvraj got a faint edge in the 17th over bowled by medium pacer Rizwan Cheema. However, wicketkeeper Tobias Visse fluffed a simple opportunity but the ball deflected off the keeper’s gloves to the stumps. Yuvraj’s foot was inside the crease but Yuvraj started walking off the field even before the on-field umpire’s made a decision.Playing for Toronto Nationals in opening match of Global T20 Canada #YuvrajSingh walked off despite being not out.The 37-year-old was stumped in Vancouver Knights’ bowler Rizwan Cheema’s over after wicketkeeper dropped catch on stumps.Yuvraj was still in crease as per the replays pic.twitter.com/fcKXzGwWNLebianfeatures (@ebianfeatures) July 26, 2019Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal though was a blessing in disguise for Toronto as the former batsman was struggling to keep the scoreboard moving. Yuvraj was also struggling to manage an apparent back issue during his stay in the middle.advertisementFollowing Yuvraj’s dismissal, Kieron Pollard walked in and smashed 30 from just 13 balls. The West Indies all-rounder hit 3 sixes and a couple of boundaries. South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen struck a 20-ball 41 as Toronto reached 159 for 5 in 20 overs.In replay, Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights gunned down the target in just 17.2 overs. Gayle did not get going as he was dismissed for 12 from 10 balls but Chadwick Walton and South Africa star Rassie van der Dussen hit half-centuries each to stitch a match-winning stand of 126 runs.Yuvraj gives update on back issueSpeaking after his team’s defeat in the Global T20 Canada season opener, Toronto Nationals captain Yuvraj Singh gave an update about his back issue.”It was a good game but we were never in the game. Credit to the Knights though, they played really well. My back is not so great at the moment, maybe a few drinks tonight will help me relax a bit,” Yuvraj Singh said.Yuvraj’s men next face Kane Williamson-led Edmonton Royals on Saturday.The 2nd edition of Global T20 Canada features six teams which are: Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights, Montreal Tigers, Winnipeg Hawks, Edmonton Royals and Brampton Wolves.Also Read | England vs Ireland, Day 2: Ireland believe after bowlers force England collapseAlso Read | Famous curls gone? Carlos Valderrama shocks fans with straightened hair Also See:last_img

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