India’s star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will be playing his 300th ODI as India face Bangladesh in the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Yuvraj made a comeback in the team against England in bilateral ODI series at home. The 35-year-old was back with a bang as he registered his highest score and cemented his place in the side. That performance strengthened his claim for a berth in the squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Yuvraj has scored 83 in 3 innings in the tournament which includes a whirlwind 53 against Pakistan. He will be looking to make a similar impact as Bangladesh as well on June 14 at Birmingham.
Yuvraj shared his thoughts on playing 300th ODI, “I think it is a big achievement for me to finish on 300 (ODI) games in my career. I think it’s a huge honour. When I started playing for India, I was just happy playing one game for India. That would have been a huge achievement for me but it has come a long way. It has been ups and downs and I am proud of myself that I have come through and still manage to get to 300. At one stage I was thinking that whether I am gonna play another game but, yeah, come a long way.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 14, 2017
He will be an asset against Bangladesh and will be pumped up to perform after being classified as a weak link of the team by them.
Yuvraj made his ODI debut against Kenya in 2000 but came into limelight when he scored 84 against Australia in ICC Champions Trophy. Yuvraj has scored 8,622 runs in 299 ODIs at an average of 36.64. He has scored 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries. He was named the ‘Man of the series’ in World Cup 2011. He battled cancer and paved his way through the Indian squad and proved that he is still worth his berth in the side.