Yuvraj Singh’s 358-Run Knock In MS Dhoni’s Biopic Actually Happened. Here’s That Scorecard

It might not do what a Salman Khan movie does but in just six days MD Dhoni: The Untold Story is already touching crores in the late 80s (at last count it was 88.63 crore rupees).

While everything from the actress who played Sakshi and Dhoni’s childhood friendships have been discussed, there is one thing in particular which has made cricket nerds stay up and take notice.


While Herry Tangri (or specifically his pictures) went very viral some days ago for how similar he looked to Yuvraj Singh, it also features a stellar 358 run knock by a young Yuvraj Singh.


Among the many stories that unravel in the movie, one is about Dhoni’s first meeting with Yuvraj Singh who’d be his future India teammate in Under-19 Cooch-Behar trophy final between Bihar and Punjab from 1999 played at the Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur.

The movie showcases Dhoni’s batting on Day 1 of the match. He remains unbeaten on 70 at the end of day’s play. But in the very next scene, Dhoni is in his friend’s home apparently in shock of what happened in the subsequent days of the match.
Describing the match, Dhoni, played by Rajput tells his friends that on day two he got out on 84 and then the team was all out for 357. Punjab lost their first wicket on 60, then Yuvraj Singh came out to bat. At stumps on Day 2 their score was 108/1 and in the entire day only one Punjab wicket fell. At the end of Day 3, Punjab’s score was 431/2, Yuvraj had scored a double century. On the last day, Punjab’s total was 839 and Yuvraj alone had scored 358, one run more than Bihar team’s combined total.

So did Yuvraj really score 358 to help Punjab 839 runs. The numbers are so staggering that it is hard to believe, right?

But it did happen and here is the proof.


Source: Indiatimes

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