Many of the Indian Cricket legends have announced their retirement. Yuvraj Singh has also added his name to this list. Yuvraj An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He has announced his retirement on Twitter. He wrote a tweet that after his 25 years in cricket, He has decided to move on. His contribution to the Indian Cricket is huge.
Yuvraj Singh Announced His Retirement After His 25 Years In Cricket
On 10th June 2019, Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket after 25 years. Yuvraj Singh held a press conference in Mumbai where he announced his decision to hang his boots from all formats of the game. He said that he has Decided to “Move On”. Yuvraj recounted his best memories through his career, while also spelling out his worst.
“I would say I am extremely lucky to play 400-plus games for India. I would’ve not imagined doing this when I started my career in cricket. Through this journey, some matches that remain in my memory are – the 2002 NatWest series final, my first Test hundred in Lahore in 2004, the 2007 Test series in England, of course, the six sixes and the 2007 T20 World Cup. And then the most memorable one was the 2011 World Cup finals.”
“And then, probably the worst day in my career was the 2014 World T20 final against Lanka where I scored 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was over.”
He also said, “As for now, I have decided to provide service and help for cancer affected people.”
Yuvraj’s Fight With Cancer
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
Awards & Honors
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor.
At the 2014 IPL auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL.
He was named as the man of the tournament in 2011 ODI world cup, 2007 T20 world cup, 2000 Under-19 Cricket World Cup for his superb all-around performance. In a 2007 ICC World Twenty20 match, he hit six sixes in a single over.
Yuvraj last represented India in June 2017, against the West Indies.
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