Yuvraj Singh’s Bat Sponsor

YouWeCan – An Initiative by a true champion

As you will have noticed in IPL 10, Yuvraj Singh has a new bat sponsor. Yuvraj has used quite a few different bat sponsors over the years but the back of Yuvraj’s bat which “YouWeCan” is a give away as to what his new cricket bat is promoting.

When Yuvraj is in full flight, there are few players that make clearing the boundary look as elegant and as easy. It is like yesterday that we remember Yuvraj at Kingsmead in Durban launching Stuart Broad for six sixes.

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Since that time when Yuvi set the T20 record in Durban, he has battled off the cricket field as well. That was of course the battle against cancer. Yuvraj overcame that and has since opened a foundation call the “YouWeCan” to assist cancer patients in India.

What was critical in Yuvraj overcoming cancer was the fact that the cancer was detected early. The Yuvraj Singh Foundation through the YouWeCan initiative seeks to help Indians get early detection on cancers so that they too, can have a better shot at survival.

The foundation has other initiatives which assist in lowering the stigmas that may be surrounding people with terminal illness and assisting cancer patients.

While many cricketers in India have foundations, as a cancer survivor this is an initiative that is no doubt something that is very real and very close to home for Yuvraj.

There is few better ways to raise awareness for your organization than to hoist your bat with the foundations initiative logo during the country’s most watched tournament.

Indian cricket fans love the minor details in the game, like which player is using which bat and they have no doubt gained a new awareness for the Yuvraj Singh Foundation since he started using the YouWeCan cricket bat.

The 4 IPL Hundreds So Far

As the IPL turns for the business end of the group stages, we take a look at the 4 centuries that have been scored in the current edition of the IPL, VIVO IPL 10.

Sanju Samson- Delhi Daredevils

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The first hundred of the IPL was scored by Sanju Samson. Samson’s career has mirrored somewhat this edition of the IPL. He burst on to the scene and has since fizzled out. When we first saw Sanju Samson he was using an MRF cricket bat, he is currently using an SS Ton. Despite scoring a century, Samson has been slightly overshadowed by Rishabh Pant. Pant is of course a former India u19 superstar. Pant is one of the rising stars in who is an endorsed professional using SG cricket bats and SG cricket equipment.

Hashim Amla- Kings XI Punjab

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Hashim Amla has very much of a Jacques Kallis feel to him. He has proven that he is an outstanding T20 cricketer in the IPL, much like Kallis did for the KKR. Amla’s century further underlined his ability to be an awesome T20 player especially when the field is up, in taking advantage of gaps. Best of all is that he does it without playing a shot in anger. When we first saw Hashim Amla on the international cricket scene he was using Kookaburra cricket equipment and Kookaburra cricket bats. But now for the longest time he has been using BAS cricket bats which used to be under the brand Vampire.

David Warner- Sunriser Hydrebad

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Is there any cricketer that is more suited to IPL than David Warner. In the Test series versus India, Warner had a very lean run but he has shown glimpses of the best in the IPL. His switch hits have been as good as anyone in the game. With his magnificent hundred, he once again proved why he is one of the most sought after T20 professionals. Warner of course uses the cricket bat that he developed along with Gray Nicolls, the Gray Nicolls Kaboom.

Ben Stokes- Rising Pune Supergiants

It is the first time we are seeing a lot of Englishmen in the IPL. For the most part, many of the Englishmen have been medium to disappointing. Tymal Mills was not the revelation he was hoped to be and Joss Buttler has blown hot and cold. Ben Stokes has been box office hit though. Ben Stokes scored his hundred to get his team out of a difficult situation, Ben-Stokes

his shot selection and bowler selection was excellent. Stokes of course uses New Balance cricket equipment and he has fared fairly well with the ball too.

How many hundreds do you think the IPL still has in store?

SG Cricket Bats Sponsored Stars Storming the IPL #1

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SG Cricket Bats Sponsored Star Gambhir Takes the Orange Cap

As the Group Stages of the VIVO IPL comes to the business end, the outstanding performers are becoming quite clear. One of those outstanding performers is Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. After 8 games in the IPL, Gambhir tops the run scoring charts with his SG cricket bat and as such wears the prestigious IPL Orange Cap.

Kolkata:KKR batsman Gautam Gambhir plays a shot during 10th edition IPL Match against Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata on Thursday.PTI Photo by Ashok Bhaumik(PTI4_13_2017_000247B)

Kolkata:KKR batsman Gautam Gambhir plays a shot during 10th edition IPL Match against Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata on Thursday.PTI Photo by Ashok Bhaumik(PTI4_13_2017_000247B)

Those who have been watching the IPL would be impressed at Gambhir’s comfort with which he has scored freely and responsibly during the IPL 2017. Cricket gear and cricket bat lovers will also notice that Gambhir is batting with the SG Players Edition cricket -bat.

Gambhir is a fine example of the versatility that the SG Players Edition cricket bat offers. You have the incredibly light weight pick-up which is great for the deft touches and caress type of strokes. We have seen a few of these from Gambhir with either a delicate late-cut or a crisp flick of the pads. Yet, the SG Players Edition Cricket Bat also has all the willow and craftsmanship necessary to play the expansive shots that clear the boundary with ease.

Gambhir has been devastating with some of his slog sweeps over the leg side and he has been particularly pleasing when playing the big shot inside-out on the off side.

Gambhir has not only batted beautifully but he has also captained the KKR very well. Many fans felt that Kolkata would miss the prowess of star West Indian Andre Russel but as it turns out they have performed brilliantly without him.

It remains to be seen whether Gambhir and his KKR team have the wherewithal to be the IPL Champions for 2017 but one thing is for sure they are definitely making a very good effort of it. Currently they look like one of the toughest teams to beat.