Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket in Mumbai on Monday. The 37-year-old was the chief architect of India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 and he also played a pivotal role in helping the Men in Blue to lift the inaugural T20 World Cup trophy in 2007.
The southpaw also confirmed that IPL 2019 was his last tournament as a player.
Right after Yuvraj’s announcement, many former and current cricketers took to Twitter to show their love and pen emotional notes for the cricketer.
Here are some of the best tweets:
What a fantastic career you have had Yuvi.
You have come out as a true champ everytime the team needed you. The fight you put up through all the ups & downs on & off the field is just amazing. Best of luck for your 2nd innings & thanks for all that you have done for 🇮🇳 Cricket.🙌 pic.twitter.com/J9YlPs87fv
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 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
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
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) 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!
Love ya, @YUVSTRONG12!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 10, 2019
Congratulations Prince @YUVSTRONG12 on a wonderful career. You were the best ever white ball cricketer India had. @BCCI should retire Number 12 jersey in the tribute to your career. Wish I could bat like you Champion #Yuvrajsinghretires #ThankYouYuvraj #ThankYouYuvi
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 10, 2019
Thank you, Yuvi paaji for all the guidance, support & love. ♥ You are one of the best left-handed batsmen I have come across. I always looked up to your style & batting technique, have learnt so much from you! Wish you prosperity & success in your new journey. Rab rakha 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/AQH4LkgS0Q
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 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
My heart stopped 4 a bit after learnin about ur retirement @YUVSTRONG12 PaaG.Wish u a had better treatment during ur last phase of ur career,but never d less thank u 4 ur contributions 2 Indian Cricket.Wat an inspirational figure u r,I guess u won’t even know it.God bless always. pic.twitter.com/0XYl0jStK8
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) 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 Paaji u r a true fighter on and off the field.. you r inspiration for everyone so much learn from u big bro @YUVSTRONG12 #sixerking #Legend 😊❤️🇮🇳⭐️🙏 baba ji mehar krn 😊✌️ pic.twitter.com/TxBRiNX8lJ
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) June 10, 2019
I'll miss your hilarious expressions on the pitch Yuvi Paa 😂😂😂 Have a happy retirement. You've earned it 😘 pic.twitter.com/8ppFEjNE93
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) June 10, 2019
Thank you for all the wonderful memories Yuvi Paaji.
You taught us how to fight and give our best even when the situation is not in control. A true hero, on and off the field.
Congratulations on such an inspiring career! @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/bGt8X4Hbmg
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) June 10, 2019
Inspiration to many of us,legend for the whole world,what a career we've witnessed!Best wishes &congratulations @YUVSTRONG12 paaji!Thank you for the great memories&your invaluable feedbacks to me from my U19 days have surely been treasured.Cheers to the king!#Yuvrajsinghretires pic.twitter.com/7XIwqklaUj
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) June 10, 2019
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 10, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 10, 2019
To one of the Best Players India has ever produced, a World Cup Winner, a Cancer Survivor, a True Champion and an Inspiration. Thank You for the memories Yuvi Paa pic.twitter.com/svU9c9NHoz
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) June 10, 2019
You have been an inspiration, mentor and leader to me. I find myself very fortunate to have had the ability to meet a gem like you and also play in the same team with you. Congratulations on your great career. Thank You for everything And All the best for the future @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/O6KF8sdyTh
— Sandeep sharma (@sandeep25a) June 10, 2019
Yuvi paji! I still remember when I played my 2nd test match against Pakistan in Bangalore and u were there I was quietly sitting in a corner as I was youngster, so you approached me and said-tension na le enjoy the journey of test cricket! 😝All the best for future!! @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/OKXeAYZJp7
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 10, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful career Yuv. You are an inspiration. It's been an absolute pleasure to have played alongside you. Thank you for the memories and guidance thru it all. Wish you all the best in life brother!! 🤗 @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/9mtfC8tLrP
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) June 10, 2019
— Ishwar pandey (@pandey_ishwar) June 10, 2019
Through every thick and thin. Through all the highs and lows. Through every stage of my life. I am lucky to have a mentor and brother like you @YUVSTRONG12. A champion on and off field. Wishing you all the best for the life ahead 🤗 #ThankYouYuvi pic.twitter.com/ewdHQddBet
— Siddharth Kaul (@iamsidkaul) June 10, 2019