Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh

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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has retired from international cricket. Yuvraj last played for India in a one-day international against West Indies on June 30, 2017.

Yuvraj has played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017.

In 2007, Yuvraj hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever World T20 tournament.

Yuvraj Singh was at his best in the 2011 World Cup which was also the time he was suffering from lung cancer. He scored 362 runs, took 15 wickets, and got 4 man-of-the-match awards and the Player of the Tournament. Yuvraj Singh would be remembered for his scintillating performance in India’s second World Cup triumph, which one the first one by the host.

Immediately after the world cup, Yuvraj went to the US for treatment. After the treatment, Yuvraj went to France for a training stint and bounced back again on the cricket field. Back in India much slimmer and fitter, Yuvraj Singh showed what he was still capable of with a 35-ball 77 in a T20 International against Australia.

Yuvraj Singh was never again the same player after the 2011 World Cup. But he continued to be a huge favourite for teams in the Indian Premier League.

In 2014, Yuvraj Singh went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore while Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs 16 crore in 2015. Sunrisers Hyderabad invested Rs 7 crore in Yuvraj Singh in 2016.

After a not-so-good stint with Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season, Yuvraj Singh was bought by the Mumbai Indians for his base price.


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