Fans, fellow cricketers celebrate a legend as Yuvraj Singh hangs up his boots
Yuvraj last played an ODI representing India versus the West Indies in 2017
- Published 10.06.19, 7:13 PM
- Updated 10.06.19, 7:13 PM
- a min read
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, the star of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and World Twenty20 in 2007, has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
Yuvraj last played an ODI representing India versus the West Indies in 2017. He will be remembered for his 17 centuries and 11,000 runs in all formats of the game.
The cricketing community lauded Yuvraj for a successful international career after he made the announcement. Many took to Twitter to celebrate his career, which often involved match-winning innings, and wish him the best for the future.
He has also been feted for his contribution as an all-rounder: a handy batsman, clever left-arm bowler and a lightning-fast fielder.
“I have decided to move on,” Yuvraj said during a news conference in Mumbai.
He did not have the best of farewells, though. His team, Mumbai Indians, may have won this year’s IPL but he was benched for many of the matches.
His teammates from the Indian cricket team, including captain Virat Kohli, took to Twitter to congratulate Yuvraj on an illustrious career:
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
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
Congratulations on a wonderful career playing for the country paji. You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/LXSWNSQXog— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 10, 2019
End of an era! Yuvi pa, ur ability with the bat, the glorious 6s, the impeccable catches & the good times we've had, will be missed beyond years. The class & grit u brought to the field will be an inspiration forever. Thank u, @YUVSTRONG12 Have an equally remarkable 2nd innings! pic.twitter.com/ZWNeC9WkZL— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 10, 2019
Happy retirement, Pie Chucker. A quite remarkable career with plenty highs and some pretty brutal lows. You showed resilience, courage & pure brilliance throughout your time wearing blue!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 10, 2019
Love ya, @YUVSTRONG12!
A brother. A mentor. A fighter. A LEGEND of the game and a Superb human being 🙌🏻 Wish you the very best in your journey ahead @YUVSTRONG12 🤗 May the innings ahead be as killer as you 😎✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/sTZ6MdZGoe— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) June 10, 2019
You've been a constant source of support and inspiration with countless memories and countless hearts won. 🙏🏻 Congratulations on your glorious career and all the best Yuvi paa! 🏆 @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/YngoxWiCOg— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 10, 2019
One of the high points of Yuvraj’s career came during the World Twenty20 tournament in Durban when he hit a hapless Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes.
I started watching cricket because of yuvraj singh. That Hero Honda's bat....those sixes...catches...direct hits... Suddenly all became memories. We always miss THE NO.12 always.😭😭❤️❤️@YUVSTRONG12#yuvrajsingh pic.twitter.com/hAVvRmsFDA— Ankit R. (@ankit_rr) June 10, 2019
No Haters— Tushar Mor (@BeingSarcastic5) June 10, 2019
Y U V R A J S I N G H
No one can forget you specially Flintoff and Broad 😂
6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ in the row#Yuvrajsingh
Yuvraj hit his career high during the World Cup of 2011 at home. He scored 362 runs, claimed 15 wickets and four man of the match awards in a campaign that earned India the second World Cup title. He was adjudged the Man of the Series. What made this success even more remarkable was when it emerged later that through the tournament, he had been battling cancer.
The last time India won in 2011 he starred. But all good things come to an end. Wish @YUVSTRONG12 all the best for the years ahead. Left fans with some great memories.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 10, 2019
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
What's your favourite #YuvrajSingh moment in international cricket? pic.twitter.com/7Bw5LnwOFG
Yuvraj Singh holds the distinction of being the only player to:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 10, 2019
- Win the World Cup, T20 World Cup and U19 CWC
- To score 50+ in knockouts of all three World Cups.#ThankYouYuvraj
So long, champ and all the best for your next innings.