The movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is running successfully at the Box Office. The biopic which is based on MS Dhoni‘s life showcase his real story from his childhood till he finishes the game with a six for the Indian Cricket Team in ICC ODI World Cup 2011.
The movie reveals many unknown truths about Dhoni’s past. It also shows that once Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh played against each other during an Under-19 Cooch-Behar trophy final between Bihar and Punjab in 1999. Both the players were representing their respective state teams.
As shown in the movie, batting first Bihar scored 357 runs in the first innings with Dhoni’s contribution of 84 runs with the bat. In reply, Punjab scored a huge total of 839 runs. The leading scorer for team Punjab was Yuvraj who played a superb knock of 358 runs.
Another interesting fact is that he ended up scoring one run more than the entire Bihar’s total score.
In a dialogue from the biopic, Sushant Singh Rajput, who is playing the lead role, while talking about that match with his friends says,
“Toh day 2 mein hum out ho gaye 84 run pe, pura team out ho gya 357 run pe. Punjab batting karne aata hai, unka pehla wicket girta hai 60 pe, fir batting karne aata hai Yuvraj Singh.
“Day 2 ke end ka score 108/1. Purey Day 3 mein sirf unka eke hi wicket girta hai.
“Day 3 ke end ka score 431/2. Yuvraj Singh double century, bahut maara, dhaaga khol diya ek dum.
“Last day – Day 4, Punjab ka total score 839… Yuvraj ke akele ka score 358, Bihar ke total score se 1 run jyada. Humko 2nd inning hi nahi mila.”
Here is the final scorecard of the match:
For once, the fans who watched the movie considered that it was a hypothetical match scripted by the makers of the movie to glorify Yuvraj.
But have a look at the scorecard and you will know that it was all real and the southpaw had indeed played the scintillating knock that saw him outscore the entire opposition team.