Yuvraj Singh recalls his maiden India call-up with a throwback tweet alongside Rahul Dravid and Vijay Dahiya

Yuvraj Singh recalls his maiden India call-up with a throwback tweet alongside Rahul Dravid and Vijay Dahiya

He has played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is and has got more than 10,000 international runs across all the formats. 

Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid & Vijay Dahiya
Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid & Vijay Dahiya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yuvraj Singh, son of former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh has followed his father’s cricketing footsteps and went onto become one of the biggest stars in Indian cricket. It was not him who wanted to be an international cricketer but his father thought that he is born to play this sport.

Yuvi made his debut for India in the ICC Knock out Trophy against Kenya but didn’t get the chance to brush his bat but in quarterfinals, he played a memorable knock of 84 against Australia for which he was awarded “Man of the Match”. After that, he never looked back and went onto creating some serious records that are almost impossible to break. In 2007 during the first T20 World Cup he became the first player to hit 6 sixes in an over in a T20I match.

Yuvraj posts a throwback picture with Rahul Dravid and Vijay Dahiya

He retired from cricket on 10th July 2019, after being ignored by the selectors for a long time. On Thursday, Singh came out with a post in which he recalled his first call up from Team India ahead of the ICC Knockout Trophy in the year 2000. In that picture, he is standing alongside Rahul Dravid and Vijay Dahiya.

After retirement, Yuvi had got a bit emotional and felt that today what he has and what he is, it is just because of this sport, “Only if I could articulate what cricket has done for me, to me! But let me tell you this, cricket has given me everything I have. It is the reason why I sit here today,” Chandigarh born player said as quoted by Times of India.

He was the hero of India’s triumph in World Cup 2011 and was given the award of “Player of the tournament”. After the major tournament, he was diagnosed with cancer which was a major setback for the left-hand Indian batsman but he made a comeback although he remained in and out of the national side but he tried his level best to hit the spotlight once again but failed due to his fitness issues and injuries that became frequent part of his career after recovering from cancer.

He has played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is and has got more than 10,000 international runs across all the formats.