Sports Desk – Yuvraj Singh, 37, announces his retirement from the International Cricket. He will play franchise cricket leagues.
Indian Cricket Legend – Yuvraj Singh, who had stunned the world by hitting six sixes in an over in the ICC World Cup 2007, officially announces that he will not be a part of International Cricket from now.
He started his career at the age of 19 and played his first match for India against Kenya in year 2000 in the ODI series.
He played a big role in winning the ICC World Cup 2011 for Indian cricket team. He rised as a good all-rounder and also won the Man of the Tournament in the CWC 2011. Along with that, he was selected as the Man of the Series in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2000 held in Sri Lanka.
He played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India, scoring 11778 in his entire cricket career. His best score is 169, marked in a test match. He has smashed 17 centuries and 71 half-century, with 1245 fours and 251 sixes. As he is a good all-rounder, he has also taken 148 wickets.
Yuvraj was the most expensive player in the 2015 IPL auction.
He marked his first test century in 2004 against Pakistan in Lahore, hitting 112 runs in 129 balls with 15 fours and 2 sixes. His test debut was against New Zealand in 2003. There right, he played his first T20 match against Scotland. He played his last match for India in 2017.
He has played in the IPL through Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challenger Bangalore and Pune Warriors.
He said in his kind voice – “I can’t put it in words, I will try. After 25 years, and in 22 yards and 17 years of international cricket. I have decided to move on,” he said at a plush hotel in Mumbai.
“Cricket has given me everything and it was a love hate relationship in retrospect. I can’t express in words how that feeling is. I have failed more times than I succeeded, but I gave my gave my blood and sweat when it came to playing for country. I have failed more times than I succeeded, but I gave my blood and sweat when it came to playing for my country. My life has been a roller coaster ride. Next focus is to help cancer patients at Youwecan,” he added.
He suffered from Blood Cancer but with the hope that he wanted to play for his team, he fighted and comeback to the ground.
Yuvraj Singh is an immortal and not only Indians but whole the world will remember his contribution and support.
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