Asia Cup 2016: Yuvraj Singh brings up 1000 runs in T20Is

The 2011 ICC World Cup winning hero became the fourth Indian batsman to achieve this feat.

Asia Cup 2016: Yuvraj Singh brings up 1000 runs in T20Is

New Delhi: India's veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh notched up a new feat as he completed 1000 runs in T20Is on Wednesday.

Yuvraj brought up his 1000 runs while facing Bangladesh in the first T20I of the Asia Cup in Mirpur, Dhaka. In this process, the 2011 ICC World Cup winning hero became the fourth Indian batsman and 24th in the world to get past 1000 runs in T20Is.

Yuvraj trails the likes of Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma in the number of runs scored in T20Is.

The stylish southpaw was on 993 runs ahead of Wednesday's game and needed seven runs to reach the figure. He pulled a slower short ball off Mashrafe Mortaza for a single in the penultimate delivery of the 12th over. India were batting first after losing the toss against the Tigers.

Yuvraj alongside opening batsman Rohit Sharma steadied the Indian ship to some extent, as the side lost three quick wickets.

Yuvraj scored 15 runs off 16 deliveries on Wednesday. He was out, when Shakib Al Hasan tempted him to go for a biggie, and the Punjab batsman did not get the elevation he needed.  He held on straight to the fielder.

This was Yuvraj's 47th match in T20Is for India and he has 1008 runs.

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