Yuvraj Singh brought the curtains down on his International cricket career on Monday as he announced his retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai.
Yuvraj Singh was struggling for form and fitness before the tournament began but once it got underway, world cricket stood up and took notice of the legend of the man. In IPL 2019, he got selected in Mumbai Indians but got only few games to play. Later on, he was benched for the whole season.
since the beginning of his career, Yuvraj has grappled with fitness issues and, some say, commitment issues. But he did reply to his critics after a short interval during the 2002 Natwest series. England had set a target of 326 and in response, India were tottering at 146/5, with greats like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar back in the pavilion.
From helping India win the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and then the 50-over World Cup in 2011 in India.He was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in both as he amassed 148 runs at 29.60 including the famous six sixes in an over that he hit against England’s Stuart Broad in the quarter-final of the tournament.
Yuvraj scored 362 runs in the tournament at an average of 90.50 with one hundred and four half-centuries and along the way he also picked 15 wickets at 25.13 including a five-wicket haul. He finished as the 8th highest run-scorer and the fourth-highest wicket taker in the tournament as India lifted the 50-over World Cup after 28 years at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.
After showcasing the fighting skills he had displayed on the field, Yuvraj fought against the disease and successfully staged a recovery.In 2012, he was back to playing for India, inspiring millions with his never-say-die attitude.