Yuvraj Singh hit back to form with a smashing fifty against Delhi Capitals in his very first appearances for the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium. However, his inning was overshadowed by Rishabh Pant’s 27-balls-78 run-knock, which included seven fours and as many sixes. Pant’s knock helped Delhi win the first game.

Yuvraj Singh heaped high praise on Pant’s batting. “I can’t really say about (World Cup) selection but Rishabh was outstanding today,” 37-year-old Yuvraj told reporters at the post-match media conference.

“He (Pant) had an outstanding season last year as well. He is playing well in Test matches as well. To score two hundreds overseas at such an age (21 years) shows his character. It is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us,” said Yuvraj.

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