The sight of Yuvraj Singh walking out to bat use to have fans on sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting for the barrage to begin. But come IPL 2018 and how the times have changed. The stylish left-hander has been a shadow of the player that has tormented and given nightmares to world class bowlers. Kings XI Punjab acquired the services of Yuvraj at his base price of Rs 2 crore after no other franchise showed any interest in the World Cup winner. Home comforts, however, have not gotten the best of Yuvraj and the southpaw is enduring one of his worst IPL seasons. In the match between Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Yuvraj registered a record that went on to show just how much he is struggling with the bat.
Yuvraj was dismissed for 14 off 14 balls that took his strike-rate in IPL 2018 to 91.42 — the worst for any player that has faced 50 or more balls this season.
This season Yuvraj has played seven matches, scoring a total of 64 runs at an average of 12.80.
While some fans had criticised Kings XI Punjab’s decision to drop Yuvraj in their previous game, others now feel that time has run out for the Indian batting star.