Cricket: Yuvraj Singh An Analysis

Yuvraj Singh appeared on the scene as a shining star but overall after a decade one realises that he achieved precious little

Yuvraj is a senior cricketer who has been around for at least a decade if not more. When he came on the scene he was an exciting player and as a left hander was a game changer. However, Yuvraj Singh in sum total has not contributed much, especially in the longer format of the game namely Test cricket. One cannot recollect whether he contributed anything in a 5 day test match and more often he was at sea against quality spin bowling.  He had flashes in the pan like his 168 against Pakistan a couple of years back at Madras.

Overall

in Test cricket, Yuvraj was a pedestrian player and was soon dropped from the side. He did have some success in the shorter format of the game namely 20-20 cricket. In one of the world cup matches he hit the English bowler Chris Broad for 6 sixes and was the man of the tournament. Alas this did not persist and Yuvraj was also dogged by injury and disease. He recovered, but his form at best can be classed as patchy. He was supposed to be a big hit in the IPL, but here also he has not excelled.

Yuvraj is the son of former cricketer Yograj Singh


and one can say he is a better player than his father. But this is neither here nor there as even in the 50 over cricket Yuvraj has not exactly set the Ganges on fire. His patchy form has continued and in the latest edition of IPL he was again injured and in his last match for Hyderabad against Gujarat failed. It was left to Shikhar Dhawan to craft a win.

Why has Yuvraj not been a success? There is no clear cut answer and now time is not his side as age is catching up with him. Very soon he may have to hang up his boots. What will we say about him at that time?  One and all will say that here was a lad with much promise but the gods did not smile on him. He played a few sterling innings but overall Indian cricket has not benefitted from Yuvraj Singh.

There are many players in Indian cricket that promised much but faded away. Yuvraj is from the same stable, but the selectors gave him umpteen chances and the fact is Yuvraj was not in the class of an all-time great.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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