People on Twitter were left amazed by Shivam Dube’s elegant batting reminiscent of Yuvraj Singh, as both are tall and skillful left-handers for the Indian cricket team. Dube’s recent display of stylish shotmaking brought back memories of Yuvraj’s playing days.
During the second T20I against Ireland, India set a competitive total of 185/5 on a favorable batting pitch at Malahide. The team had hopes of securing the three-match series victory. Although Ruturaj Gaikwad played a pivotal role by scoring a half-century, it was Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube’s late fireworks that helped India surpass the expected score. Dube, in particular, showcased his talent with a quickfire unbeaten 22 runs off 16 balls. This marked his return to international cricket after a three-year hiatus. His ability to effortlessly clear the boundary twice in his innings reminded fans of Yuvraj Singh’s breezy strokeplay.
Dube faced some initial struggles and was stuck at nine runs after playing 13 deliveries when the final over began. However, Mark Adair, a specialist bowler in the death overs, made a critical error by delivering a low full-toss to Dube’s leg side during the 20th over. Dube capitalized on this opportunity, elegantly flicking the ball past the boundary for a six. The crowd erupted in excitement, and Dube followed up with another powerful six on the next delivery.
The way Dube confidently handled the Kookaburra cricket ball brought back memories of Yuvraj Singh’s renowned batting style. Yuvraj is widely acclaimed as one of India’s best finishers in limited overs cricket in the modern era. This comparison led Twitter users to express their excitement and admiration for Dube’s skills, generating a flurry of tweets and conversations.
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Shivam Dube today.
Yuvraj Singh yesterday.
— Gee (@GayatriiM) August 20, 2023
That Flip from Dube reminds me of Yuvraj Singh #INDvsIRE
— Abhishek. (@abhi_d7) August 20, 2023
That six from Dube had Yuvraj Singh touch.
— Gagan Thakur (@gagan_gt) August 20, 2023
Shivam dube is the yuvraj si gh that was promised . I can see him getting more laurels for india than yuvi ever had
— s (@slaychau_) August 20, 2023