Nearly repeating the feat he achieved in 2007, Yuvraj Singh hit a breathtaking 52* off just 22 balls against South Africa Legends on Saturday at Raipur. Yuvraj looked in full form as he hit four consecutive sixes during his innings. After the game, Yuvraj reacted and revealed why he did not hit the fifth six and went in for a single.
Yuvraj said that he could have gone for the fifth six but decided to not do it as he realised he needed to be on strike with two overs left.
“I was looking to hit the fifth consecutive six because I remember that there was one dot ball in the over. And I was waiting for the bowler to bowl in my areas.”
“So after the fourth sixes, I was looking for fifth six but there were also two overs to go so I decided to rotate the strike and bat till the end to have a big score. The wicket was really good and the South had won the last game. So I wanted to bat till the end and am happy to do that,” said Yuvraj while replying to a query from ANI after the match.
Yuvraj also reckoned that it would bring joy to the fans and admitted that it felt like he was playing for the country all over again.
India Legends registered a thumping 57-run win over South Africa at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium on Saturday. South Africa, chasing 205 to win but could only manage just 148 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs.
With this, India has a chance to play the semi-finals and hope to lift the crown.