Well last night the way someone like Yuvraj Singh batted was just another instance of a matured cricketer who not only was able to post yet another fastest half century but also claim three important wickets that even the frontline bowlers like Aashish Nehra was not found to do. But, at the end of the day one question that remains unanswered is "Why didn't Dhoni give Yuvraj Singh another over to see him complete his quota of 4 overs?" This once again reminded his fans the way he blasted 6 sixes off one over off Stuart Broad in the inaugural edition of T20 world cup.
However, all these things are not something unknown to even lesser known cricket fans. But, something that can raise the eyebrows of atleast a few cricket fans who want something unique and different, here it is. This was Yuvraj Singh's fifth half century and stands in the third place when it comes to the fastest fifties behind none other than Yuvraj himself. This was Yuvraj Singh's third fastest fifty behind his 12-ball half century against England and a 20-ball fifty against Australia in the next match in the same tournament. Inbetween these two comes the 19-ball half centuries by another Indian Gautam Gambhir and jointly with Australia's David Warner.
Moreover, yesterday was Yuvraj Singh's birthday which he made it even more special with his dual knocks of a 25-ball unbeaten 60 and bowling figures of 3/23 from 3 overs at just above 7 runs an over. This has to remind anyone of Sachin Tendulkar when he blasted his second consecutive hundred when he scored 134 at Sharjah to give Australia their first defeat in that tournament after they had earlier won all matches against India and New Zealand. That was Sachin Tendulkar's 25th birthday which is remembered even today and will be remembered for as long as earth exists.
This was what Yuvraj Singh did on his 28th birthday though he doesn't enjoy the fan following that Sachin enjoys, a note on this is worth mentioning. One thing that Yuvraj Singh would feel glad about is that he could do it in front of his own people at Mohali. And the fastest fifties of Yuvraj Singh mentioned above, reminds us of Virender Sehwag in tests who has had two of the three fastest triple hundreds and recently became the batsman to score the fastest 250 in tests. Virender Sehwag had five of the top ten fastest double hundreds at positions 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 which Yuvraj partially enjoys when it comes to scoring the fastest fifties in T20 internationals.