Home » Cricket Home » News » 'Yuvi may cut down on sixes in Mohali'

'Yuvi may cut down on sixes in Mohali'

Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in an over remains one of the most cherished moments in Indian cricket.

'Yuvi may cut down on sixes in Mohali'

Mohali: Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in an over remains one of the most cherished moments in Indian cricket but given that the flamboyant batsman has shunned aggression for a bit of caution these days, the number of such lusty blows would come down, said his father and mentor Yograj.

Yuvraj sixes came off England's Stuart Broad in a Twenty20 World Cup match in 2007 in South Africa.

However, the 29-year-old left-hander may not oblige his fans at his hometown in the high-voltage semi-finals of the World Cup against Pakistan at the PCA grounds here on Wednesday.

In fact, Yuvraj, who has turned out to be India's trump card this Cup, shining both with the bat and ball, has hit just hit three sixes in the tournament so far.

"He (Yuvraj) has matured into a very good utility cricketer and I see that as a great change in him," Yograj told PTI.

Yuvraj etched his name into the record books after becoming the first player in the World Cup to take five wickets and score a half century in the same match.

Witnessing the change in the mercurial left-hander's batting, his father, a former Test cricketer said, "you must have noticed that he is not going for those big sixes now. He is finishing the game and that is more important".

In the Ahmedabad quarterfinals against Australia, Yuvraj struck unbeaten 57 finishing the game with Suresh Raina, with his knock studded with eight boundaries, but no six. After the match, he collected his fourth man-of-the match trophy.

Yuvraj did not need to bat in India's opening World Cup encounter against Bangladesh while in the tied match against England at Bangalore, the Chandigarh-born batsman hit 58, again with no six.

Against Ireland too, Yuvraj made a patient 50 of 75 balls, with just three boundaries and no six.

Yuvraj's first six of the Cup was hit against South Africa at Nagpur, in which he made just 12 runs and India lost. Against West Indies in Chennai, Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant 113, that included two sixes.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking