India Legends took over the Sri Lanka Legends in the 2021 Road Safety Series Final on Sunday at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. India Legends versatile player Yuvraj Singh shared a group photo with the squad on his Instagram and congratulated them on the victory.
India Legends lost openers Virender Sehwag (10) and Sachin Tendulkar (30) and soon after, S Badrinath followed them for 7 innings. However, the 2011 World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup winning duo of Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan came together to save the innings and attacked the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Yuvraj Singh made 60 balls in 41 with 4 fours and 4 sixes, while Yusuf Pathan hammered 62 * in 36 with 4 fours and 5 sixes to his name. Their partnership resulted in 85 races for the 4e counter. And even Irfan Pathan hit a six in all three balls he faced as they led India Legends 181/4.
Yuvraj Singh shares photo with Sachin Tendulkar & Co after India Legends wins title
Sri Lanka Legends had the daunting task of chasing down a relatively large total. Although captain Tillakaratne Dilshan got off to a good start with 21 points, the rest of the squad failed to cope with the pressure created by the Indian Legends bowling attack.
Only Sanath Jayasuriya (43), Chintaka Jayasinghe (40) and Kaushalya Weeraratne (38) managed to stand up while the Pathan brothers revolted. Yusuf Pathan (2/26) and Irfan Pathan (2/29) were the bowlers’ top picks, while Sri Lanka Legends managed 167/7 in 20 overs. India Legends won the match by 14 innings and was crowned the 2021 Road Safety World Series champion.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was named the man of the series for his show in the tournament. The Sri Lanka Legends captain scored 271 points and tallied 12 wickets in 8 games for his side to help them finish in second place. Yusuf Pathan was named Player of the Match for his 62 * and 2 wickets in the final.
Yuvraj took to Instagram to share a photo with his India Legends teammates after their title triumph and praised the ‘youngsters’.
“Well done young people !!! congratulations #indian legends, ”Yuvraj captioned her Instagram post.