Legends laud fantastic career as Yuvraj Singh calls it a day
Jun 11 2019
"Cricket has given me everything and that's why I am standing here", he said after being reduced to tears by a video of the highlights of his career.
-I gave my blood and sweat to the game once I got to it, especially when it came to playing for the country.
"I was confused with my career and how I would end it".
His double "Player of the Tournament" awards (U-19 World Cup 2000 and 2011 World Cup), six sixes in one over off Stuart Broad in India's victorious World T20 campaign in 2007, stunning efforts in the field, and most importantly, the doggedness to represent India again after winning a battle against cancer are achievements that define Yuvraj.
One of the reasons behind their triumph was Yuvraj Singh, who managed to set the stage on fire with his swashbuckling style of play.
"I just want to have fun and enjoy time for myself".
After the World Cup, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis.
After remaining in and out of the team for much of the past two years, Yuvraj Singh has finally hung his boots. Overnight, the 20-year old had turned into an Indian cricketing sensation and not to mention, a teenage heart-throb. But you don't get everything in life. The time comes in everyone's life when they think that, 'Enough now.' I would say that I had thought a year back itself that I will retire at this time. But in that moment, everyone to whom I mattered, stood together for me - my fans, my friends, my family. Then at the 2014 World T20 final against Sri Lanka, when I laboured to 11 off 21 balls.
"You know how I feel inside!"
His last appearance for India came in an ODI against West Indies in 2017.
In the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League, he had nearly gone unsold before Mumbai Indians grabbed him at his base price. In the process, he became the first all-rounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single edition of the showpiece event.