Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is undeniably one of the best all-rounders produced by India. The left-handed batsman was technically astute, capable of cleanly striking the ball over the ropes at will. Yuvraj Singh was integral to India’s triumph in the 2011 World Cup and the shortest form in 2007. In the 2011 50-over World Cup edition, he bagged the man of the tournament award.
On Sunday, the retired cricketer took to his official Instagram handle and posted a picture from his earliest playing days with five-six teammates. The elusive and one of the most decorated photos comprised of Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, and Sumeet Pai along with Yuvraj himself. It was India’s tour of England in the year 2002, which the tourists finished in a satisfying way.
The men in blue drew the two-match Test series. Before the same, India won the Natwest ODI series against England thrillingly, chasing a mammoth 326 in the final. Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif took centre stage while the then captain Sourav Ganguly managed a half-century to sneak a victory out of nowhere. What followed was Ganguly taking off his t-shirt and waving it at the Lord’s, which is very much fresh in the minds of the fans.
Ganguly comments on Yuvraj Singh’s photo:
As Yuvraj Singh posted the image, he gave the caption as “Jawaani ke din” to which the BCCI President responded correctly “oh youngee, looks like England 2002..what a tour it was. As far as Yuvraj Singh’s career is concerned, he was hardly anywhere at best after the 2011 World Cup in which he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He retired last year from international cricket after being out of favour for quite a while, having represented India in 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is.