Yuvraj Singh was back in action for the first time after he announcing his retirement from international cricket last month. He played his first competitive match when he had made his debut against Toronto Nationals in the ongoing edition of the Global T20 Canada at the CAA Centre in Brampton on Thursday.
Yuvi who is leading the Toronto side did not have a dream debut or a debut worth remembering either. Any guesses? Well, it is because he was dismissed in a bizarre fashion during the match. Yes, that's right. In fact, he decided to rule himself out even before the umpires had looked into the matter.
Still wondering what the matter is? Let's come straight to the point. It all happened during the Toronto Nationals' match against Vancouver Knights which is led by the charismatic West Indian power-hitter Chris Gayle in the opening contest of the second edition of this league. The Yuvraj Singh-led side was put in to bat by Gayle. Only Rodrigo Thomas managed to hit a blistering 41 after they had lost swashbuckling Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum early.
After Thomas was dismissed, the middle-order started struggling. Yuvraj walked in at number four to stabilise the innings. However, he found it difficult to time the ball well and looked unsettled. He scored a 27-ball 14 before being dismissed or rather say walking away.
It happened in the 17th over of the first innings which was bowled by medium-pacer Rizwan Cheema. On the second delivery, Yuvi went for a big one but ended up getting a little bit of edge which. Nonetheless, wicket-keeper Tobias Visse made an absolute mess of it as he did not catch the ball, but the ball made contact with the stumper's gloves and hit the stumps. It did not really matter as the veteran all-rounder was well inside the crease when the bowler and the keeper had made an appeal.
Surprisingly the southpaw started walking back as the umpires were looking into the matter. Even the commentators were asking him to come back. Meanwhile, the Vancouver players did not mind as they continued with their celebrations.
The video of Yuvraj Singh's awkward dismissal was also posted on Twitter.
Watch the video here: