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India’s superstar batsman Yuvraj Singh has decided to call time on his International cricket from an immediate effect on 10 June 2019. Yuvraj Singh who was a big match player believes it is the right time to move on and he played the game for 19 long years. The southpaw batsman was instrumental in the success of the team and played a major role in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph.

Yuvraj Singh was the hero of the 2011 World Cup as he had scored 362 runs and scalped 15 wickets in the tournament. The left-hander never had a give-up word in his dictionary and even defeated cancer to make a comeback into the team.

Twitter Reacts as India's World Cup Hero Yuvraj Singh Bids Adieu to Game
Yuvraj Singh (Credits: Getty)

Yuvraj Singh hangs his boots.

In fact, Yuvraj Singh also played a big role in India’s success in the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. Yuvraj Singh’s innings of 70 runs off just 30 balls against Australia is still refreshed. Furthermore, he had made the headlines when he blasted Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over.

The talisman batsman scored 11788 runs in his International career in the 402 matches he played for the Indian team. Yuvraj featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is in his illustrious career.

Twitter Reacts as India's World Cup Hero Yuvraj Singh Bids Adieu to Game
Yuvraj Singh (Credits: Getty)

The Punjab batsman scored 8701 runs in the 304 One Day matches at 36.56 and also scalped 111 wickets in the 50-overs version. However, Yuvraj Singh didn’t have a successful career in the Test format as amassed 1900 runs in 40 Test matches at an average of 33.93.

On the other hand, the swashbuckling batsman scored 1177 runs in the 58 T20I matches as he scored his runs at an average of 28.02.

In a press conference in Mumbai, the 37-year-old made the announcement, saying: “It’s was a great rollercoaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end. It was the right time to go.”

“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 as a 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.”

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