Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Yuvraj Singh’s final stroke in competitive cricket didn’t clear the boundary rope. Playing for Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL, he was caught on the fence by Chennai Super King’s Ambati Rayudu. However, the stroke did have the Yuvraj signature all over it. The famous bat-swing, the emphatic front-foot thrust, the arms flowing into the lofted off-drive and the final flourish that finished in a near-perfect arc. Frozen in this frame is the quintessence Yuvraj Singh.
Thus, Yuvraj’s game has always been about memories. You needn’t hit the Youtube reels, Yuvraj-moments just leap out of the memory, be it the majestic on-the-rise cover drive off Jason Gillespie in his launch-game, or the pick-up flick of Glenn McGrath, the great bowler’s eyebrow cocked in disbelief.