Fans celebrate Yuvraj Singh’s first retirement anniversary in style; ‘Miss You Yuvi’ trends on Twitter

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One year ago on June 10, 2019, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had bid farewell to international cricket. He served Indian cricket for 19 long years. Last year, all of a sudden Yuvi’s retirement news hit the corners and caught Indian cricket fans by surprise.


In his departure video, Yuvraj had reminisced his journey as a young kid who started playing the captivating game only because he was afraid of his father.

“Cricket has given me everything, and that’s the reason why I am standing here today. It’s been a love-hate relationship with the sport in retrospect. At this age, I can manage some kind of fun cricket. I am going to go and enjoy my life,” the Chandigarh-born had said in his retirement speech.


Post-retirement, Yuvraj continued to show his magic in primarily overseas franchise-based leagues like Global T20 Canada.

On Wednesday, Yuvraj’s fans recalled the day and began hashtag ‘Miss You Yuvi’ on micro-blogging website Twitter. Fans went down memory lane to remember some of Yuvraj’s most exceptional performances in the limited-overs format in India colours.

https://twitter.com/surendhrayuvraj/status/1270578618075238400

After receiving so much love and affection Yuvraj too, was stunned and moved by the responses. He thanked his supporters for their passion by issuing a heartfelt note.

“Dear fans, I am overwhelmed and full of gratitude! Cricket will always be my life, just as each of you will always be an irreplaceable part of me. As responsible citizens, let’s continue to follow the govt’s instructions on Covid-19 & do our very best to help those in need!” tweeted Yuvraj.

Yuvraj has featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India. He has accumulated 8,701 runs at an average of 36.55 in ODIs. In red-ball cricket, Yuvraj has amassed 1900 runs whereas in the shortest format the Punjabi batsman has 1177 runs to his name.

In 2007, Yuvraj awestruck everyone when he slammed England’s Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the inaugural edition of T20 World Cup. Then, in the 2011 ODI World Cup, Yuvraj performed outstandingly well to grab the ‘Player of the Tournament’ and guided India to capture the 2011 World Cup trophy.

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