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.
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.
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.”
Here is how Twitter reacted to Yuvraj Singh’s retirement:
The last time India won in 2011 he starred. But all good things come to an end. Wish @YUVSTRONG12 all the best for the years ahead. Left fans with some great memories.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 10, 2019
Well done yuvipa..you are a legend on and off the field…#fighter #inspiration #friend …I m sure 2nd inning will be even more successful..good things happens to good people…@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/UH4P2Rmalg
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) June 10, 2019
Takes me back to the day when he made his entry in international cricket in Nairobi ICC mini world cup 2000.Knew it that very minute that India has found a smashing player in @YUVSTRONG12. Smashed Aus that day and India smashed Aus yesterday. So fitting. Go well bud.congrats yuvi
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) June 10, 2019
Happy retirement, Pie Chucker. A quite remarkable career with plenty highs and some pretty brutal lows. You showed resilience, courage & pure brilliance throughout your time wearing blue!
Love ya, @YUVSTRONG12!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 10, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 10, 2019
A brother. A mentor. A fighter. A LEGEND of the game and a Superb human being 🙌🏻 Wish you the very best in your journey ahead @YUVSTRONG12 🤗 May the innings ahead be as killer as you 😎✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/sTZ6MdZGoe
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) June 10, 2019
It’s been an absolute pleasure playing with Yuvi. You will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. You have been an inspiration to us with your resilience,determination & above all the love & passion you showed towards the game. Good luck @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/vlXUdkgJSz
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 10, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 10, 2019
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 10, 2019
One of the most talented Indian batsmen…one of the biggest match-winners. Go well, Yuvraj Singh. May your second innings be as swashbuckling as the first one☺️🤗 #ThankYouYuvi
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 10, 2019
Dearest @YUVSTRONG12!!! You have inspired millions of Indians all over the world not only as a great cricketer but also as a person whose attitude towards life has been that of a complete WINNER. People like you don’t retire. We will always applaud your strength & courage.🙏😍 pic.twitter.com/Y90auVDj30
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 10, 2019
End of an era! Yuvi pa, ur ability with the bat, the glorious 6s, the impeccable catches & the good times we've had, will be missed beyond years. The class & grit u brought to the field will be an inspiration forever. Thank u, @YUVSTRONG12 Have an equally remarkable 2nd innings! pic.twitter.com/ZWNeC9WkZL
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 10, 2019
One of the greatest match-winners in the history of the game,a fighter who built an extraordinary career through difficult challenges & came out a winner every time-We all are so proud of you #YuvrajSingh , u can be very proud of what u have you done for our country @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/w4wUe31De0
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 10, 2019
My heart stopped 4 a bit after learnin about ur retirement @YUVSTRONG12 PaaG.Wish u a had better treatment during ur last phase of ur career,but never d less thank u 4 ur contributions 2 Indian Cricket.Wat an inspirational figure u r,I guess u won’t even know it.God bless always. pic.twitter.com/0XYl0jStK8
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) June 10, 2019
Congratulations Prince @YUVSTRONG12 on a wonderful career. You were the best ever white ball cricketer India had. @BCCI should retire Number 12 jersey in the tribute to your career. Wish I could bat like you Champion #Yuvrajsinghretires #ThankYouYuvraj #ThankYouYuvi
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 10, 2019
Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always pic.twitter.com/sUNAoTyNa8
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 10, 2019