Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai today. The cricketer has collected about 11,000 international runs and has played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is.
Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket
In a press conference in Mumbai he said, “After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward. I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket.
He further added, “It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can’t explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up,”
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Yuvraj made his debut in 2000 Champions Trophy against Kenya where he didn’t get the chance to bat in the 50-over format. Then, in the next match against Australia he scored 80-ball 84. Yuvraj also showed his prowess in the field as he first took a brilliant catch of Ian Harvey and then took a catch of Michael Bevan.
Ganguly and the Indian team noticed Yuvraj in 2000 after he was named the Player of the Tournament in Under-19 World Cup in which he scored 203 runs and picked up 12 wickets.
Yuvraj was the vice-captain of the Indian team in ICC Twenty20 in South Africa. The match was against England where he hit 6 sixes in an over in Stuart Broad ball.
Yuvraj Singh played in 2011 World Cup, where he scored 362 runs including one century and four fifties. He also took 15 wickets, won four Man-of-the-Match awards and was also awarded the Player of the Tournament.
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His last performance for India was in June 2017, against the West Indies.
He recently played in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 for Mumbai Indians where Yuvraj played four games but did not get the chance to play other matches. Yuvraj also played for Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
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