‘This joke of Sourav Ganguly gave me sleepless nights’, Yuvraj made this shocking disclosure Hindi News


Sourav Ganguly: Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed how his then-captain Sourav Ganguly made a joke before making his debut in the ICC knockout tournament in the year 2000, after which he lost sleepless nights. Was.

Yuvraj Singh dominated the Australian team

In the debut match, 18-year-old Yuvraj Singh dominated the Australian team, led by Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee, as their scintillating 80-ball 84 took India to 265/9. The score proved to be too high for Australia, as India defeated Australia by 20 runs in the quarter-finals of the ICC Knockouts in Nairobi on 7 October 2000.

Ganguly did this joke with Yuvraj

The night before the match, Ganguly asked Yuvraj if he would open the next day, Yuvraj told his captain, ‘Yes, if you want me to open, I will open.’ In a conversation with Sports 18, Yuvraj Singh admitted that he could not sleep the whole night then.

Yuvraj had sleepless nights

Yuvraj revealed, ‘I couldn’t sleep the whole night because of this joke.’ On the morning of the match, Captain Ganguly confessed to the joke and opened the innings himself. Yuvraj said, ‘I was nervous while batting at number 5, but I focused on playing at that time.’

The incident of Yuvraj’s debut match was

But that day was going to be Yuvraj’s as he got life on 37 runs. Yuvraj said, ‘Even if I had scored 37 runs on my debut against Australia today, I would have been very happy with the bowling attack I was facing.’

Yuvraj scored 84 runs

Yuvraj further said, ‘Luckily, I scored 84 runs, I don’t know how, just kept hitting the ball. It was a huge moment for me. Received the man of the match award after beating Australia and he remembered the importance of running out Michael Bevan.

Yuvraj also showed his fielding ability

Yuvraj also showed his fielding ability after impressing with the bat, as he dismissed pinch-hitter Ian Harvey with a brilliant catch, but a direct hit to run out Bevan put Australia far behind in the match.



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