Dabwali, Oct 22 : Former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh, who is the father of cricket star Yuvraj Singh, Thursday lost his maiden election from Haryana’s Panchkula assembly seat.
Yograj, who was fielded by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), was defeated by Congress candidate Devender Kumar Bansal from the Panchkula seat, adjoining state capital Chandigarh, by over 12,250 votes.
Yuvraj had not come to campaign for his father, who had put up posters of his celebrity son.
At one point Yograj was trailing at fourth place among main candidates but recovered later to end runner-up in the election.
Yograj had played one test match and six one day internationals for India against Australia in 1980 during a trip Down-under.