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9 Best Innings by Yuvraj Singh in One-day Cricket

The all-round Punjabi cricketer who made through everything from cancer to full-pressure innings

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  • Yuvraj hit 6 sixes off 6 balls in a match with England.
  • He was the Man of the series in an ODI series against Pakistan in 2006.
  • The cricketer has fought and survived cancer.

Yuvraj Singh, a cricketer who plays all forms of the game. He is an all-rounder, left-handed batsman, and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. The cricketer was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in 2011 in his left lung, he underwent a chemotherapy. After a break of almost a year, he made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September 2012.

He was many achievements to his name including that of Padma Shri Award and Arjuna Award. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back is his autobiography.

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Here are 9 best inning by Yuvraj Singh in One-day Cricket:

1. 139 vs Australia

He was playing the seventh match of VB series in Sydney on 22nd January 2004. In one of his finest efforts, he scored a 139 against Australia. Though India lost the match, but Yuvraj Singh did prove that he possessed match-winning capabilities.

2. 107 vs Pakistan

It was a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in March 2006. India’s target was 286, which was quite competitive as Pakistan was playing for pride. However, Yuvraj Singh along with M.S. Dhoni led India to an easy victory. India won the series by 4 to 1. Yuvraj had an unbeaten score of 107 off 93 balls. He was named Man of the Match and also Man of the series.

The Punjabi player slayed England when he shot 6 sixes of an over. Wikimedia commons
The Punjabi player slew England when he shot 6 sixes off an over. Wikimedia Commons

3. 103 vs South Africa

Another five-match ODI series, this time with South Africa in 2005. Though India lost this match by 5 wickets, Yuvraj Singh had scored 103 off 122 balls, it included 10 boundaries, out which 3 were sixes. He scored this century when the top batting order had failed. Singh had scored three centuries in that series, all three under pressure.

4. 110 vs West Indies

He was the playing in the sixth match of the Indian Oil Cup in Colombo on 7th August 2005. Yuvraj Singh is remembered for this match due to his angry gestures and annoyance at coach Greg Chappell’s criticism of his batting. He had steadied the score to 262 with 110 after the top order failed. India won the match by 7 runs.

5. 118 and 4/28 vs England

He picked four important wickets in this match, which included Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen. On 17th November 2008, it was the second ODI between India and England at Indore. He contribution was 118 to a 292 total score. India won the match by 54 runs.

Yuvraj Singh plays all forms of Cricket, he is an all-rounder. Wikimedia commons
Yuvraj Singh plays all forms of Cricket, he is an all-rounder. Wikimedia Commons

6. 58 vs England

This was the grand record-making match. It was in this match that Yuvraj hit 6 sixes off 6 balls. He scored 58 runs off 16 balls during the Super Eights match between England and Indian during ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship. India had won the game by 18 runs.

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7. 70 vs Australia

Semi Final match between India and Australia of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup. In this match, the hits flowed off his bat in torrents and piloted India to a magnificent 188 in 20 overs. Yuvraj underlined his importance with a catch which sent back the dangerous Mike Hussey. India won the match by 15 runs.

8. 2/44 and 57 vs Australia

This was Ricky Ponting’s last match. The quarter-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 between India and Australia. He guided his team to a competitive total of 260. But Yuvraj foiled his plans with an all-around performance. He sent Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke to the pavilion and also scored a vital half-century which resulted in India’s unforgettable win.

The Test of My Life is Yuvraj Singh's autobiography. Wikimedia commons
The Test of My Life is Yuvraj Singh’s autobiography. Wikimedia Commons

9. 69 vs England

This was a time when India had consequently lost 9 one-day finals. England gave a heavy target of 326. India lost 5 wickets after the 1 wicket got off. When Tendulkar fell, many switched off their televisions as he went back to pavilion. However, there were two men still standing on the crease. Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif made a marvellous partnership that led to India winning the match. This was the match in after which Saurav Ganguly took off his shirt at Lord’s.

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10 things about Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh you didn’t know before

Yuvraj Singh's wedding with model and actress Hazel Keech was especially very hyped and dominated media for days.

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Yuvraj and Hazel Keech got married on 30th November,2016. Facebook
Yuvraj and Hazel Keech got married on 30th November,2016. Facebook

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  • Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech got married on 30th November 2016
  • Hazel Keech is an Indian actress whereas Yuvraj Singh is one of India’s greatest cricketer
  • They are a perfect couple who are living a harmonious, happy life

Life of cricketers is often hyped out of context. One such cricketer is Yuvraj Singh. His life, be it professional or personal, is always dominating the media. And rightly so, since he is one of the greatest cricketers our country has ever seen. He is a role model to many.

Yuvraj Singh is one of the most talented cricketer India has ever seen.
Yuvraj Singh is one of the most talented cricketers India has ever seen.

Yuvraj Singh’s marriage with model and actress Hazel Keech was especially very hyped and dominated media for days. The beautiful couple is always picture-ready and there is a lot of curiosity about them. Especially about Hazel Keech, who the world doesn’t know much about.

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Here are 10 facts about Yuvraj and his wife, Hazel, which you may not have known before :

  1. Hazel Keech came to India just as a mere tourist. She was just here for a visit and had no plans of settling down. Once she came here, she started getting many modelling assignments and that kept on extending her stay till it ultimately became permanent.

    Hazel Keech's first movie appearance was in a Tamil Movie, Billa. Facebook
    Hazel Keech’s first movie appearance was in a Tamil Movie, Billa. Facebook
  2. Hazel Keech is model-turned-actress, who first got noticed in Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Bollywood movie, Bodyguard. However, her first movie appearance was in a Tamil film called, Billa in 2007.

    Hazel Keech is a multi talented girl. Facebook
    Hazel Keech is a multi-talented girl. Facebook
  3. She has also worked as an extra in the beloved movie series, Harry Potter, three times. She is also a big fan of the series.
  4. Hazel is a professional surfer. She started learning surfing in Tamil Nadu and has been in love with the water sport ever since. Yuvraj Singh presented her with a Pondicherry trip as a pre-wedding gift, because of the same reason.

    Hazel Keech loves surfing. Facebook
    Hazel Keech loves surfing. Facebook
  5. Hazel Keech is multi-talented. Not only is she a good actor but also a trained dancer and singer. She has sung in the choir of the west-end musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.
  6. As mentioned, she’s a trained dancer. She knows classical and western dance forms. She has also appeared in an item song named ‘Aa Ante Amalapuram’ in the movie, Maxim.

    Yuvraj SIngh and Hazel Keech got married on 30th November, 2016, Facebook
    Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech got married on 30th November 2016, Facebook
  7. There was a lot of confusion regarding her real name. Earlier, Wikipedia showed she was born as Rose Dawn, however, that was just a stage name she has once used. It is now corrected, though.
  8. Hazel also participated in Bigg Boss 7 but was voted out in the first week itself. She also appeared as a celebrity guest on Jhalak Dikhhla Ja 6 and Comedy Circus.

    Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh are happily married. Facebook
    Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh are happily married. Facebook
  9. Hazel is an Anglo- Indian. Her father is a British man, and her mom is a Mauritian Hindu. Hazel Keech loves Indian festivals and likes taking part in their celebration.

    Hazel loves Indian festivals. Facebook
    Hazel loves Indian festivals. Facebook
  10. Hazel shares a very healthy relationship with her mother-in-law. In an interview, Yuvraj Singh’s mother, Shabnam revealed that she and Yuvraj had spent hours choosing the right ring for Hazel. She is also very appreciative of her daughter-in-law in public.