August 13 is celebrated as ‘International Lefthanders Day’ to mark the uniqueness of an individual who performs most of his tasks with his left hand. Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday paid tribute to ‘the greatest left-handed legends’ of cricket.
The Left-hander’s Day was first observed in 1976 by the fonder (Dean R. Cambell) of the Lefthanders International, Inc.
There is a purpose why Yuvraj Singh was looked upon as a hazard by each opposition throughout his cricketing days. The left-handed batsman had a knack of successful games for India, and on a cricket pitch, he would give his 100%.
Whenever he was fielding, Yuvraj would dive to save runs, and try to make a catch every time the ball was nearby him. When he would bowl, he would constantly look to break partnerships and get a wicket or two. With the bat, Yuvraj was as damaging as they arrive.
Who doesn’t reminisce when Yuvraj Singh shattered England seamer Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over during the 2007 T20 World Cup? It is still thought of as one of his finest innings. Additionally, Yuvraj had helped India win the NatWest Trophy final against England in 2002 from an unwarranted situation.
Yuvraj was as well India’s MVP with the bat in the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning marketing campaign. Yuvraj correspondingly has displayed all-round abilities within the 2011 ODI World Cup in which India lifted the significant trophy. He has even termed the man of the tournament in the series.
But during his cricketing profession, Yuvraj has played in conjunction with numerous superlatively endowed left-handers. On the International Left-Handers Day, Yuvraj paid tributes to four of the best left-handed batsmen he played with. In his list, Yuvraj comprised West Indies’ Brian Lara, Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden and former India captain and current BCCI Sourav Ganguly.
Yuvraj, in a tweet, attached an image of all the four batsmen and wrote: “Here’s a tribute to some of the greatest left-handed legends the game has produced. Add on to this golden list and share with me your favourite left-handed batsmen.”
In his profession, Yuvraj Singh played in 40 Tests in which he scored 1,900 runs at an average of 33. He likewise played 304 ODIs in which he scored 8,701 runs at an average of 36.5. Yuvraj has as well played 58 T20Is for India in which he scored 1,177 runs at an average of 28.