Twitterati in tears as Yuvraj Singh hangs his boots from international cricket
Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup.
Published - Jun 10, 2019 3:08 pm | Updated - Jun 10, 2019 3:08 pm
India has been blessed with a number of superstars over the years. One of them is undoubtedly Yuvraj Singh, the warrior who has weathered all the storms to script a glorious career. He made his debut way back in 2000 versus Kenya but came into the limelight after he got a magnificent half-century against Australia. In that game, he took on bowlers like Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath pretty efficiently.
There was no stopping the southpaw thereafter and he kept on flourishing in limited-overs cricket. Back in the 2007 T20 World Cup, the left-hander smacked Stuart Broad for six sixes in one over in the game against England in Durban. Yuvraj followed it up with another masterful fifty against Australia at the same venue. However, his best performance came in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh- The ranger who never gave up
He scored 362 runs in nine matches at a stupendous average of 90.50. Moreover, he also picked up 15 wickets. India won the World Cup after 28 years and Yuvraj was named the Player of the Tournament for his incredible all-round show. Nevertheless, the future had something ruthless in store for him as in 2011, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and went through chemotherapy treatment.
After a long tussle with the deadly disease, the southpaw made a comeback and weaved his magic. He also played the 2017 Champions Trophy on England soil. Thereafter, he traveled to the West Indies and that turned out to be his final appearance in national colors. Meanwhile, he kept playing domestic cricket and also plied his trade in the cash-rich and prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL).
Even in this season’s IPL, he didn’t have the greatest of times. After missing out on quite a bit of cricket, he called for a press conference today and hung his boots from international cricket. Thereafter, the 37-year-olf from Chandigarh was showered with wishes from every nook and corner of the cricketing fraternity. He may not have had a fairytale ending, but his career is good enough to inspire many.
Here is how Twitterati wished Yuvraj
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
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
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
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
End of an era. Your contributions to #IndianCricket is unparalleled and your retirement will definitely create a void amongst all cricket fans all over the world. Not to mention, your journey with cricket is an inspiration to many. Thank You for all the memories. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/Bj7fT35neA
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) 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
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
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) 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
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 10, 2019
— ramesh powar (@imrameshpowar) June 10, 2019
Great player Yuvraj singh hanged his boots today I have been following him since his first match in Kenya.Was manager of team india when he performed superbly in net west trophy & 2007 England tour His role in Indian cricket can never be forgotten @YUVSTRONG12 @BCCI
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) June 10, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) June 10, 2019
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
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2019
— Aa'kaash' (@LotwaniAkash) June 10, 2019
— Vasanthakumar (@Vasanthyuvi12) June 10, 2019
We need a good quality documentary on Yuvraj Singh's journey with actual footages.
Please no bollywood movie on him!#YuvrajSingh
— Advait Vijay Deshpande (@upadeshpande) June 10, 2019
— Upcoming Billionaire (@MukeshwaranM) June 10, 2019
— Himalay Prajapati (@h_i_m_a_l_a_y) June 10, 2019