Global T20 Canada 2019: After retirement from international cricket, Yuvraj Singh played his first competitive match but the things did not go as per plan.
After announcing retirement from international Cricket in June 2019, Yuvraj Singh played his first competitive match in Global T20 Canada 2019. He made his debut for Toronto Nationals in a match played at the CAA Centre in Brampton on Thursday.
Yuvraj Sing led Toronto Nationals took the field against Vancouver Knights led by the Chris Gayle. Apart from Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh, other big names such as Brendon McCullum and Andre Russell among others are also featured in the opening clash.
Gayle won the toss and sent Toronto Nationals into bat. Yuvraj’s team got off to a poor start as they lost the wicket of Brendon McCullum early.
Toronto Nationals failed to keep the momentum going. Came to bat at No. 4, Yuvraj struggled big-time and managed to score 14 off 27 balls before being dismissed absurdly by the umpire.
Yuvraj got a faint edge off medium-pacer Rizwan Cheema. However, wicketkeeper Tobias Visse dropped the catch but the ball deflected off his gloves to the stumps.
Yuvraj’s foot was inside the crease but he 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/fcKXzGwWNL
— ebianfeatures (@ebianfeatures) July 26, 2019
However, the Toronto Nationals Skipper struggled with a back issue, a wrong decision by Rizwan Cheema and the team lost to Vancouver Knights by 8 wickets.
Clearly, the first competitive match post-retirement did not turn out well for Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj, who walked in at number 4 struggled to get to the pitch of the ball. He also struggled with a back injury.
Yuvraj’s wicket in the 17th over was as a blessing in disguise for his team. Following Yuvraj’s dismissal, Kieron Pollard walked in and scored quickfire 30 from just 13 balls.
He along with South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen (41) took Toronto Nationals to 159 for 5 in 20 overs.
However, Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights went all guns blazing and achieved the target in just 17.2 overs.