WATCH – Yuvraj Singh Suffers Back Injury While Playing A Sweep Shot
By CricShots - Aug 10, 2019 7:12 pm
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Former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh was seen getting his lower back injured while batting for Toronto Nationals against Montreal Tigers in Global T20 Canada. Having come in with his team cruising towards the target, he went down on his knee while attempting to play a sweep shot and was immediately seen struggling in pain before being taken off.

Yuvraj Singh

Having recently retired from all forms of international cricket, Yuvraj is currently plying his trade in the GT20 Canada where he has been appointed as the skipper of Toronto nationals. He had been in good touch as he has batted at a strike rate of 150 while averaging in the high 30s but his injury problems have returned to give him some trouble as he had to retire hurt in the game.

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The Nationals were at 73/3 in the eighth over, chasing a meager target of 139 when Yuvraj came into bat. On what was only his second ball of the innings, Fawad Ahmed flighted the ball and pitched it only a bit short of the crease, which tempted the veteran southpaw to slog the ball away. He put his right knee on the ground and played the sweep shot, but ended up missing the ball and at once let go off his bat before the ball could even land on the ground.

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Yuvraj was seen holding his lower back clearly in a lot of discomforts before signaling for the medical team to come in from the sidelines. He tried his best to bat through as the opposition players surrounded him in concern, but it was ultimately too much for him to bear as he walked off after a brief talk with the umpire.