One of the greatest allrounders of Indian cricket history, Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international and IPL. Today he did a press conference in Mumbai, in which he has called it quits to his international and IPL career.
Yuvraj Singh Debut
Yuvraj Singh made his debut in 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy against Kenya. However, he did not get the chance to bat in that match. It was in the quarterfinal match of the same tournament where he got the chance to bat and the match was against Australia. Yuvraj Singh played an amazing inning of 84 in just 80 balls against one of the best pace trio of that time, McGrath, Lee, and Jason Gillespie.
2002 Natwest Final
His innings in 2002 Natwest final was also of the crucial knocks which led winning the final of the series against England. India were 146/5 in the chase of 326. Yuvraj along with Kaif shared a 121 runs partnership. Yuvraj scored 69 in 63 balls and India won that match by two wickets. Kaif made 87 not out in that. This win is regarded as India’s one of the greatest ODI victories.
2007 T20 World Cup
Yuvraj Singh played a crucial role for India to win the 2007 inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. No cricket fan can forget his 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Board, England at Kingsmead, Durban. His 12 ball 50 is the fastest fifty ever in T20 International Cricket.
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Wishing Yuvraj Singh a happy retirement from international cricket ✊ pic.twitter.com/Te0duzjlA0
— ICC T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) June 10, 2019
In the semi-final against Australia, Yuvraj Singh scored 30 balls 70 which led to a victory against Australia. India went on to win the inaugural T20 World Cup.
2011 World Cup
The one man who played a very crucial role for India to win the World Cup in 2011 is Yuvraj Singh. His all-round performance bagged him the Player of the Tournament award. During 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh scored 362 runs which include one century, four half-centuries, 15 wickets and four Man of the match awards.
Fight Against Cancer
During the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh started having issues of breathing, nausea, and bouts of vomiting blood while batting. He was not aware of the tumor inside him. He played the entire World Cup and became the Player Of The Tournament. Yuvraj cancer was detected by a Russian doctor in 2011. He underwent chemotherapy treatment at Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from hospital and returned to India after completing the final cycle of chemotherapy.
He came back from cancer and again played for India. He also scored his top score of 150 runs in 127 balls after coming back in 2017 series against England. Yuvraj Singh has won 7 Man of the series award just next to Sachi Tendulkar who has 14. Yuvraj Singh has played a total of 399 international matches in which he scored 11686 runs and took 147 wickets.
Today he announced his retirement from international cricket. Yuvraj Singh told in a press conference.
“This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust myself off and get up again and move forward. I have failed more times than I have succeeded, but I never gave up, and will never give up, till my last breath”
This is what other cricketers have to say about Yuvraj Singh retirement
Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always pic.twitter.com/sUNAoTyNa8
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 10, 2019
One of the greatest match-winners in the history of the game,a fighter who built an extraordinary career through difficult challenges & came out a winner every time-We all are so proud of you #YuvrajSingh , u can be very proud of what u have you done for our country @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/w4wUe31De0
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj Singh –
1) All time great one day batsman.
2) Batsman with the greatest bat swing ever.
3) Most impressive International debut I have seen from an Indian batsman.
4) A very selfless batsman.
Enjoy your second innings Yuvi! #YuvrajSingh
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 10, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful career playing for the country paji. You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/LXSWNSQXog
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 10, 2019
It’s been an absolute pleasure playing with Yuvi. You will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. You have been an inspiration to us with your resilience,determination & above all the love & passion you showed towards the game. Good luck @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/vlXUdkgJSz
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 10, 2019
Congratulations Prince @YUVSTRONG12 on a wonderful career. You were the best ever white ball cricketer India had. @BCCI should retire Number 12 jersey in the tribute to your career. Wish I could bat like you Champion #Yuvrajsinghretires #ThankYouYuvraj #ThankYouYuvi
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 10, 2019
Great career .. Great man .. @YUVSTRONG12 .. And he played for Yorkshire !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 10, 2019
Thank you for all the wonderful memories Yuvi Paaji.
You taught us how to fight and give our best even when the situation is not in control. A true hero, on and off the field.
Congratulations on such an inspiring career! @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/bGt8X4Hbmg
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) June 10, 2019
To one of the Best Players India has ever produced, a World Cup Winner, a Cancer Survivor, a True Champion and an Inspiration. Thank You for the memories Yuvi Paa pic.twitter.com/svU9c9NHoz
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) June 10, 2019
Thank you once again for the wonderful memories you have given to us. We wish you all the very best for your future Yuvi.