Yuvraj Singh announces his retirement from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh the hero of Cricket World Cup 2011 has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket earlier today (June 10) in a press conference. He has taken retirement from domestic cricket as well. Since his debut against Kenya in 2000, Yuvraj has featured in 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20 Internationals. Yuvi also played a vital role in T20 World Cup 2007 and Cricket World Cup 2011. 

“After 25 years in cricket, I’ve decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey”: #YuvrajSingh 

Yuvraj Singh in press conference in Mumbai.

While making the announcement in Mumbai 37-year old, Yuvraj 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.”

Yuvraj Singh Career Stats 

FormatMatchesInnsRunsBestAvgSR10050
Test4062190016933.958.0311
ODI304278870115036.587.71452
T205851117777*28.0136.408

Yuvraj listed below mentioned as the three most special moments of his career: 

“2011 World Cup triumph, being the man of the match in the event’s final, getting six sixes in an over against England in the 2007 T20 edition first Test hundred, against Pakistan in Lahore in 2004.”

Yuvraj’s career-best performance came in 2011 Cricket World Cup. He was rewarded with the man of the tournament award. His 2 wickets and 57 runs against Australia in quarterfinal followed by an unforgettable celebration will always and always stay alive in every Indian’s heart. Along with taking 15 wickets in the tournament, he also scored 1 hundred and 4 fifties in the world cup 2011. 

Yuvraj Singh celebrating an emphatic win over Australia in 2011 Cricket World Cup. (PC: ICC)

“And then, the worst day in my career was the 2014 world T20 final against Sri Lanka where I scored 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was over”, said Yuvraj Singh. 

He will always be remembered as one of the most elegant and classy left-handed batsmen in cricket history, his bat flow was just unmatchable. 

Yuvraj was also a cancer survivor. The way he fought and came back after cancer gives strength to a lot of people struggling from the same disease. His story has been inspirational and his performance has been sensational. Since making his return to international cricket after fighting cancer, he kept going in and out of the team. He played his last ODI in 2017 against West Indies. 

Yuvi has given us so many memories to cherish forever. If I list few, then also the list will go on and on but still mentioning a few moments that will stay forever in our heart:

  • That partnership with Kaif against England while chasing a mammoth total which led the foundation for Saurav Ganguly taking off his shirt at the Lords. 
  • Oh and how on earth anyone can forget those six sixes in six balls that you hit to Stuart broad!? Those sixes will always remain my favorite. 
  • And that contribution of yours in 2011 Cricket World Cup which helped us to lift the trophy after 28 years, how do I described that feeling in words? I had goosebumps back then and as I wrote these things I’m having goosebumps today as well. 
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj and Dhoni celebrating after winning the 2011 cricket world cup after 28 years. (PC: BCCI)

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