Put into bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Punjab rode fine fifties from Amitoze Singh (75), Gurkeerat Singh Mann (72) and Harbhajan (51 off 25 balls) to post a respectable 255 for eight in 50 overs.
Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy.
Out-of-favour Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh failed to make it count for Punjab as the Harbhajan Singh-led side lost to Haryana by 3 wickets in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, here on Thursday.
When Team India won the most coveted ICC trophy in 2011, for the second time in its history, this time under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was full of players who had a reputation of being match-winners.
While speaking to Wisden India, out-of-favour Yuvraj admitted that he could not play for India again. "Of course, there is a possibility that I may never play for India again. I have considered that," he said.
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh played as a protagonist when the 'Men in Blue' won the ICC World Cup in 2011, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For his heroics with the bat and ball, the southpaw was rewarded with Man of the Series as well. Sadly, when the quadrennial event is back and India are set to defend the most converted ICC trophy, one of the most dangerous batsmen in limited overs, Yuvraj, himself is not sure about representing the country.
Yuvraj Singh's chances of playing in the upcoming World Cup is all but over with younger players performing well for Team India. Known for his flamboyance batting and more than handy bowling, Yuvraj was once an integral part of the team.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan is making a lot of buzz these days—be it his Kabbadi team (Jaipur Pink Panthers) or upcoming release 'Happy New Year'—the actor is everywhere. According to a leading daily, the talented actor might soon be seen playing the role of Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh in his biopic.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan made a grand comeback on the small screen today with the third season of his issue based show 'Satyamev Jayate'. The actor on the maiden episode of an all new season discussed a topic that is very close to all of us- Sports and its importance.
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket.
Soon after the Election Commission (EC) announced that polling will be held in the state on October 15, reports stated on Friday that cricketer Yuvraj Singh will campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana.