Kolkata: Yuvraj Singh may be past his prime but the veteran all-rounder said he would give his “best shot” to get into the reckoning for the upcoming World Cup. But on Monday Yuvraj spent time with Sourav Ganguly.
He is still struggling in Ranji matches. Yuvi played last four games of the Ranji Trophy but the runs are not seen. His highest score in the last five innings was 41. Before going to the field against Bengal, Yuvraj spent time with Sourav Ganguly and took some advises before bating on Tuesday against Bengal.
Vinay Choudhary’s maiden five-for – 6/62 – in first-class cricket saw Punjab gain the upper hand on the first day of their Ranji Trophy, Elite Group B fixture at the JU Salt Lake campus ground on Monday. On a dry pitch, the visitors preferred to play an extra spinner, so Choudhary replaced medium pacer Baltej Singh in the XI. It turned out to be a very smart move.
Punjab finished the day on 47/2, with Shubman Gill batting on 36. He looked a cut above. Even the Bengal camp thinks that the teenager, if he flowers tomorrow, will take the game away from them. “He (Gill) is a free-flowing batsman. He is at the peak of his confidence. He has got a lot of runs. You have to get him out early,” Lal said.