Left-arm batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has made India the World Cup champion, today announced the retirement of all formats of cricket. According to reports, Yuvraj has been contemplating a freelance career in ICC approved foreign Twenty20 leagues.
In a press conference in Mumbai, the 37-year-old made the announcement, saying: “It’s was a great rollercoaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end. It was the right time to go.”
“After 25 years in cricket, I’ve decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey”
“I made some great friends and some not so great friends in cricket over the years. I have never stopped believing in myself…always believe in yourself”:
“This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward. It has been a lovely journey…see you on the other side”:
- Test Debut: vs New Zealand at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Oct 16, 2003
- Last Test: vs England at Eden Gardens, Dec 05, 2012
- ODI Debut: vs Kenya at Gymkhana Club Ground, Oct 03, 2000
- Last ODI: vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Jun 30, 2017
- T20 Debut: vs Scotland at Kingsmead, Sep 13, 2007
- Last T20: vs England at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feb 01, 2017
- IPL Debut: vs Chennai Super Kings at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008
- Last IPL: vs Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 03, 2019 Profile
Some Achievements of Yuvi
- In 2007 ICC T-20 World Cup he hit six sixes in a single over.
- He is the first all-rounder to score 300 plus runs and to take 15 wickets in a single World Cup
- He was the Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
- In 2012, he was awarded the Arjuna Award (India’s second highest, Sporting Award) by the President of India.
- He was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2014.
- He was honored with FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award in February 2014.
The man who starred in India's 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup victories, @YUVSTRONG12 announces his retirement from International cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) 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
#YuvrajSingh: After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward.
Thanks @YUVSTRONG12 !! pic.twitter.com/K3qDtxADos
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) 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