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MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh made the history repeat itself

By Nilabh Aole -


In 2007, the T20 cricket was a newborn baby and was ready to convert into a beast along wth the Indian team accepted it freshly and they were looking forward to making a mark in it. Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni had taken the job of demonstrating the world that the quality of T20 cricket Indians can play.

Every Indian cricket fan can't forget the innings of Yuvraj Singh against England in the 2007 World T20 in Durham. He smashed six sixes in the over bowled by Stuart Broad with Dhoni watching the show at the other end. After the over, both these ferocious batsmen punched their gloves and those memories will last forever in the mind of Indian cricket fan.

Considering today's era which is also known as Virat Kohli's era, who is leading the Indian team in the all the three formats, is the undisputed successor of Dhoni. The duo had revived the past memories of a golden era in January this year with a humungous partnership of 256-run and again in the series decider T20I match against England at Banglore.
Both of them seems struggling to get away in the first two T20I matches but in the third one, they blasted over England with Dhoni scoring his maiden T20I fifty as well. 

India's former skipper, Sourav Ganguly gave some crucial suggestions to the duo ahead of the match that Dhoni should come up the order and Yuvraj to stop trying too hard. Maybe they both listened to what Dada had to say.

Dada's suggestions resulted in Dhoni came on to bat at and scored his maiden T20I fifty, 10 years after his debut and Yuvraj opened his arms against Chris Jordan in the 18th over. The southpaw smashed three sixes in a cameo of 10 deliveries by scoring 27 runs.

Yuvraj and Dhoni's partnership lastest for 57 quick runs after the dismissal of Suresh Raina who fell after scoring 63. That partnership helped the hosts to reach a second highest total of 202-6 while batting first. Their highest had also come against the same team in Durham and in that match too Yuvi opened his arms in the 18th over itself, history must have repeated itself.

It's not a surprising thing to know that whenever Yuvraj and Dhoni get going that that day will be the nightmare for the bowlers. After the match, Yuvraj said, "We always have a good understanding. He can play the big shots while he is set. I took some time before going on. Bangalore has always been a batting paradise. Very important to assess the pitch. It had a bit of drift and there was a bit of spin. We put up a good score and bowled very well."

 

Nilabh Aole

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