India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh is one of the most sweetest timers of the cricket ball. He is a naturally gifted player and he is one of the most elegant batsmen to watch. His big backlift coupled with the gift of timing, is always a treat to watch. Here, we look at at 5 GIFs that will prove that Yuvraj Singh is one of the most sweetest timers of the cricket ball.
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1) This gorgeous looking cover drive is from his debut One Day International (ODI) match against Australia. Now, if we look at back at Yuvraj Singh’s successfull ODI career, we would say, “This is VINTAGE Yuvraj Singh”
2) This is one of the most biggest sixes in the history of cricket, Yuvraj Singh, who uses a very big bat, launched a rocket and flicked Brett Lee for a gigantic six over square leg, effortlessly. This shot is ingrained in the minds of millions of Indian cricket lovers who saw this special six live. Although Yuvraj has played many good innings in his career, but this shot will always remain one of the biggest highlights of his career.
3) Now, this is nothing short of awesome. This vicious pull of Australia’s Stuart Clarke bowling is as authoritative as it can be. Who says Indian batsmen aren’t good against short-pitched bowling.
4) This straight drive off the bowling of England’s Steve Harmison is an absolute treat to watch. Look at the bacaklift and the amount of power he generated with a straight bat. This is Yuvraj Singh at his very best!
5) No Indian cricket lover can ever forget the sight of Yuvraj Singh smashing six sixes off Stuart Broad. Yuvraj was in red hot form in the 2007 T20 World Cup and he showed no mercy towards England’s Stuart Broad and smashed 6 sixes in his one over. You must have seen this footage at least 100 times before, but let’s watch it one more time for the perfect ending.
By Aniket Arora