When a century is more than a century

Kept out of the crowded Indian middle-order despite his sterling performances in the shorter versions of the game, Yuvraj Singh seized the opportunity provided by Sachin Tendulkar‘s injury to score a thumping ton on the first day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.

The question, as always, is what next? What happens when Sachin comes back? How can Yuvraj be accommodated, since Saurav Ganguly is also scoring runs? Should Laxman be served notice to get more consistent? Should Yuvraj open since Dinesh Karthik hasn’t exactly set the Cooum on fire?

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