Yuvraj, who announced his retirement last year, took to Twitter to congratulate MS Dhoni on a stellar 16-year-old career, adding that enjoyed lifting the 2007 and 2011 World Cup Trophies besides stitching the numerous match-winning partnerships during their respective careers.
”Congratulations @msdhoni on a great career! Enjoyed lifting the 2007 and 2011 WC trophies together for our country and our many partnerships on the field. My best wishes to you for the future 👍” tweeted Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni- The Torchbearers of Indian middle-order in the 2000s
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh will go down as possibly the two greatest middle-order batsman that India has ever produced in white-ball cricket. The duo was the heartbeat of the Indian white-ball teams throughout the 2000s and early 2010s. Who can forget their epic annihilation of Pakistan that helped India beat the arch-rivals in the 2006 ODI series? Or their partnership in the 2011 World Cup final or their 256 run-stand against England back in 2017? I have listed just three of the match-winning partnerships Mahi and Yuvi stiched during their career or the number of run-chases they masterminded.
Overall, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh batted together in 67 ODI innings, in which they accumulated 3105 runs at an average of 51.75, including 13 half-century and 10 100+ stands. And, it’s kind of fitting that both stalwarts scored their last One-day International hundred in the same game- vs England in 2017.
Here’s what Yuvraj Singh tweeted:
Congratulations @msdhoni on a great career! Enjoyed lifting the 2007 and 2011 WC trophies together for our country and our many partnerships on the field. My best wishes to you for the future 👍 pic.twitter.com/2g3tgTsLfn
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 16, 2020