Yuvraj Singh’s reply to Sourav Ganguly’s congratulatory message wins hearts
Yuvraj Singh made a mark in his debut international series which was in the ICC KnockOut in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2000.
Updated - Jan 28, 2020 6:34 pm
The entire cricketing world was shocked to hear the exit of Yuvraj Singh from the 22 yards but among them all, one person would be especially touched and it is former India captain Sourav Ganguly. The 46-year-old was the skipper of the national side when an 18-year-old Yuvraj had made his debut for his country and as time went by, he turned out to be one of his closest. Later, as it turned out, Maharaj (Ganguly’s nickname) and Yuvraj became two of the Indian batting line-up’s major pillars.
Ganguly had in fact went to a long extent to back players like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan besides Yuvraj – all of whom lasted the distance to give India their second World Cup in 2011. These young Turks of Ganguly’s team never forget to acknowledge the role the latter had played in bringing transformations in their careers.
Sourav Ganguly congratulates Yuvraj
Ganguly didn’t miss out posting a congratulatory message for Yuvraj on his retirement. In a tweet, he said every good things comes to an end and said the latter was like his brother. He said the entire country would be proud of him and lauded him for having a “fantastic career”.
@YUVSTRONG12 dear Yuv .. every good thing comes to an end .. I tell u this was a marvellous thing..u were like my brother very dear.. and now after u finish even dearer.. the entire country will be proud of u . Love u lots..fantastic career..@bcci
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj didn’t miss out his favourite skipper’s tweet either and thanked him for giving him the opportunity to play for India and live his dream.
Thanks Dadi for giving me an opportunity to play for india and live my dream ???? you will always be special to me
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj Singh made a mark in his debut international series which was in the ICC KnockOut in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2000. He did not get chance to bat in his debut game which was against Kenya but came out blazing against Australia in the next game, scoring 84 off 80 and winning the man of the match award after India defeated the opponents.
Yuvraj’s highest point in career though came in the 2011 World Cup when he was chosen as the man of the series as India lifted the trophy for the second time. The southpaw’s career also earned tremendous respect because of the fact that he had beaten the deadly threat of cancer to return to the ground and score more runs.