Amidst the ICC World Cup, the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup trophy quest, Yuvraj Singh has brought the curtains down on his decorated cricket career as he announced his retirement from international cricket. The cricketer has announced this in a press conference in Mumbai and said that his decision is with immediate effect.
The celebrated player has retired from an illustrious career that spanned over 19 years and included around 40 Test matches, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India. During his prime, Yuvraj Singh was the Midas of the cricket ground; everything he would touch on the cricket ground turned into gold. He earned the reputation of being a “big-match player” and proved that from time and again for the country, helping India win the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and also bring home the 50-over World Cup trophy for the second time after 28 years.
However, the cricketer’s world came crashing down after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer right after 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh didn’t give up and fought the toughest battle of his life with the same grit and will power he displayed on the field. After recovering successfully, the ace cricketer was back to the pitch again, inspiring millions with his never-say-die attitude, his dedication and determination was intact and stronger than ever during this period.
The cricketer hasn’t played for the senior national team for quite a while now, but that doesn’t stop cricket fans from going gaga over him every time he walks out to bat in domestic games. Even today, when Yuvraj Singh slog sweeps a spinner over the ropes, the cricketing world is at its feet.