In the opening match of IPL 2017 held between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, former defeated the latter by 35 runs.
In the win, Yuvraj Singh said, “I’ve been working a lot more on my batting. I’ve been working on the short ball and the slower ball and have been trying to hit in the V. I was lucky today, got dropped. But I’ve been playing the short ball well. As you get older, you’ve got to train harder.”
For his playing technique and performance, Yuvraj was declared “Man of the Match” as he made 27 balls-67.
Another player from the winning team was cheerful after the match was over. He also praised Yuvraj statting, “Yuvi was superb. Whatever he’s been doing in the season he’s had has been fantastic. Dhawan’s been working hard. He spoke to me the other day saying he’s in good touch. What a fantastic prospect (Rashid Khan). On the world stage, in the IPL environment, fantastic stuff from him. He was a little nervous but I told him to back himself.” On the win David added, “It was fantastic. The guys backed themselves. We knew it was going to be a good wicket. We tried to be positive in the first six. I think the stats went into my head. That’s the way the game goes. You’re always mindful with a power packed batting line-up like that.”
Complete Squad of Sunrisers Hyderabad:
David Warner (capt),
Naman Ojha (wk),