Yuvraj Singh is known for his stylish left-handed batsman hitting fours and sixes in all directions, strikes our mind. He is one individual for whom life has been very unfair for a lot of times, but always stood the test of time and proved his mantle time and again. He has played a crucial role in India’s victory in the U-19 World Cup in 2000 or the World T20 in 2007 or the 50-over World Cup in 2011. Yuvi has given us memorable performance ever since his debut when he scored 84 against the mighty Australians on his debut match or in the Natwest final at lords played a crucial inning by scoring 69 runs. Cricket fans also can never forget the 6 sixes to Stuart Broad’s bowling in the 2007 World T20.
Yuvi is known for being a champion and for his fighting spirit. No one ever in the wildest dream would have a thought that a healthy player will be on the verge of fighting for his life. Whenever he entered the cricket field and irrespective of the format his passion never diminished. Yuvraj Singh played like a true champion to bring home the world cup after the wait of 28 long years. He gave an all-rounder performance, if his bat failed to perform then it was his ball win the match. He was awarded as the Man of the series during the 2011 world cup. But he was having a tough time breathing and had a bout of coughs.
Post the World Cup win test was conducted, where he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left lung. The news came as a shock to the player as well as the nation. According to official reports, the tumor had grown about 14 centimetres like a ball over his chest which was a concern. But the good news was that it was treatable. The doctors started the treatment of the disorder immediately without wasting any time and travelled to the U.S to the Cancer Research Institute. During this difficult time, Lance Armstrong book “It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life” gave loads of inspiration.
He fought back to return to the lay for the nation by making his comeback in a T20 International against New Zealand in September 2012. He is still the star of India. He announced his retirement from international cricket in June 2019. Post-retirement he has featured playing franchise based leagues around the world, with the Global T20 League in Canada and recently was part of the Abu Dhabi T10.
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh turned 38th today and wished to start pouring in for the World Cup Winner. Here are the cricketers who wished Yuvi, lovingly called by sports fraternity:-