Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh celebrated his 38th birthday on December 12 and crickter franternity poured in wishes for the crickter.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli wrote, “Happy bday Paaji. God bless you.”.
God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar tweets along with a photo of him and Yuvraj Singh, “Wishing the ‘SUPERSTAR’, a very happy birthday! May God always keep you healthy and happy in life Yuvi.”
Legendary cricketer Virender Sehwag penned a witty tweet to wish the former Punjab crickter. He wrote, “When the going gets tough, Yuvi gets going.”.
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif, too, sent out a tweet, urging Yuvraj Singh to always stay in high spirits, writing ‘Yuvi chala chal rahi.’
Yuvraj Singh Biography
Yuvraj Singh was born on 12 December, 1981. He is a former Indian cricketer who played in all forms of the game. An all-rounder, who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, was particularly noted for his hitting of the ball and his fielding. He is one of the greatest limited over players to play for India.
Yuvraj Singh is the son of former fast bowler and Punjabi cricketer Yograj Singh.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a canerious tumour in his left lung and had to undergo chemotherapy treatment. In March 2012, Yuvi was discharged from the hospital after completing the final cycle of chemotherapy. He returned to India in April.
Soon after recovering, Yuvraj made another brilliant comeback in international cricket and shined once again. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
On 10 June 2019, Yuvraj announced his retirement from International cricket. He last represented India in June 2017 agaist the West Indies.
Yuvraj Singh’s Achievments
Yuvraj Singh enjoyed huge successes in his international career. He played some crucial roles for India to win the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, 2007 ICC World T20 and 2011 ICC Crickter World Cup, etc.
Besides, Yuvraj won the Player of the Tournament award in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Also, no one will forget Yuvraj’s super six sixes in one over (bowled by Stuart Broad) against England during the 2007 ICC World T20. In the same match, he set the record of fastest 50 in T20I and in all T20 matches, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls.
The left-hander hit 8,701 runs and took 111 wickets in ODI matches. He also scored 1,177 runs and took 28 wickets in Twenty20 International matches.
He made his ODI debut against Kenya in 2000 and played his first Test match against New Zealand in October, 2003.
Yuvraj played first T20I match against Scotland in 2007. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008.
Singh was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and one of the top performers in the 2007 World T20.
In 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score 50 runs in the same World Cup match.
In 2012, Yuvraj was honoured with Arjuna Award, which is India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India.
In 2014, the crickter was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
At the 2014 Indian Premier League auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore. In 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore, making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL.
Yuvraj Singh Controversy
During his announcement of international retirement, Yuvraj Singh has spoken about the Yo-Yo test controversy. He told in the press conference, “I was told. If you cannot pass the Yo-Yo test, then you could play a retirement match. I said I do not want a retirement match and if I do not pass the Yo-Yo test, I would go home. I passed the Yo-Yo test and the rest is not my call.”
A yo-yo test involves a player sprinting between two cones that are set 20 metres apart on the sound of a beep. It is used to measure an athlete’s endurance.
Yuvraj Singh Images on India Content
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