Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket after giving an emotional speech at an event in Mumbai.
Since then, Yuvraj has been taking part in different leagues around the globe including the Road Safety World Series, Global T20 League, Abu Dhabi T10 league, among others.
Yuvraj Singh took to Instagram and made an announcement that he is looking forward to be back on the cricket field again.
He said that he will return to the pitch in the month of February. He, however, did not reveal the name of the tournament he is going to feature.
“God decides your destiny !!On public demand I’ll be back on the pitch hopefully in February! Ain’t nothing like this feeling! Thank you for your love and wishes. Means a lot to me! Keep supporting India. It’s our team and a true fan will show his or her support in tough times #JaiHind,” he captioned his video on Instagram.
Singh had retired from international cricket on June 10, 2019. One of the most remarkable and memorable parts of his illustrious career was his all-round performance in the 2011 Cricket World Cup where he took wickets consistently with his left-arm spin and also scored vital runs in the middle-order. Post the World Cup title win, he was diagnosed with cancer. He made a comeback once again and was part of India’s 2014 T20 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy squads.
Yuvraj Singh – CAREER as a Cricketer
- Yuvraj played his first cricket at the age of thirteen with Punjab Under-16s against Jammu and Kashmir.
- In late 1997, Ranji Trophy Yuvraj made his debut against Orissa but later was disqualified for the duck opening.
- He played like a storm in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final where he scored 358 alone. Whereas, the whole team of Bihar was knocked out at a total of 357 runs.
- Yuvraj got a chance to play in the Indian cricket team against Sri-Lanka in 1999.
- Yuvraj won the title of the ‘Player of the Year award under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif in the 2000 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and was called for a national cricket team.
- Because of his commendable work in the Under-19 team, Yuvraj Singh got selected in ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000.
- With his comeback in 2001, in the coca-cola cup, he scored 98 runs (not out) in the fifth match and took 8 wickets with an average of 27.
- Yuvraj Singh was offered the vice-captain position of the Indian cricket team for ICC World Cup Twenty20.
- After diagnosed with cancer in 2011, he decided to return to cricket after completing his final chemotherapy in Indianapolis.
- He was an icon player and Captain for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in 2010.
- In 2011, Pune Warriors came into existence in the Indian Premier League, and Yuvraj Singh was chosen as the captain.
- In 2014, Yuvraj was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 crores.
Yuvraj Singh Batting Stats
Yuvraj Singh Achievements
- Yuvraj Singh holds a record of scoring the fastest fifty in just twelve balls in international cricket against England.
- He was honoured with Arjun Award in 2012 by the President of India for his outstanding work in the field of cricket.
- He was also awarded Padma Shri Award in 2014.
- In 2014, Yuvraj was chosen as the most inspiring personality in the sports sector by FICCI.
From following his dream write from the early years of his to defeating cancer to marrying the love of his life and finally living up his dream of lifting the World Cup Trophy for India, Yuvraj Singh has depicted sportsmanship most prominently.