Star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said he has been batting with more freedom after making a successful return to the Indian ODI team earlier this year.
Yuvraj’s comeback came after he scored a century in the second ODI in Cuttack.
Vintage Yuvraj was again on full display on Wednesday, this time for defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Yuvraj SinghI enjoyed my batting tonight. My batting has been up and down over the couple of years, but I am feeling really good at the moment. I just need to continue this good run forward. The comeback into the Indian team has really helped me. I am more free in my mind and I am not worrying anymore about making a comeback. I am just going to play according to the situation and express myself.
Smashing his fastest IPL half-century off 23 balls, Yuvraj scored a match-winning 62-run knock off just 27 balls in his side's 35-run win over RCB in Hyderabad.
Yuvraj Singh to IPLT20.comI have been hitting a lot of balls and practicing a lot. I have been spending more hours in the nets batting. Also, Hyderabad has always been a lucky place for me. I made a comeback when I scored a lot of runs in Hyderabad. I feel good about my batting at the moment. Hopefully I will keep doing what I am doing right now.
He said the Sunrisers could not have asked for a better start to their title defence.
We started from where we ended. It was a great performance from all the batsmen throughout the innings. The bowlers then came and did the job for the team. It was an important win for us and we need to take more points at home. If we can get five out of seven wins at home, it will help us to qualify in the last four.
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