Twitterati in tears as Yuvraj Singh hangs his boots from international cricket

Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)

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