Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was perhaps the greatest match-winner produced by India in recent decades.
Since making his debut in 2000, Yuvraj went on to become a legend of white-ball cricket, with his elegant strokeplay, partnership -breaking abilities and lighting fielding attributes.
Overall, his contribution to Indian cricket remains unparalleled, being part of the triumphant Indian campaign in 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.
Moreover, his value to the game was above runs and wickets. Yuvi’s tale of playing the sport with a lethal ailment is a source of inspiration for one and all.
In the match against West Indies in the 2011 World Cup at Chennai, Yuvi smashed a ton, while huffing and puffing, with symptoms of cancer.
The Punjab stalwart won the battle against cancer, and came back to don the blues of India yet again; a feat only a few can imagine.
However, Yuvraj wasn’t the same player he used to be in his return to the international level, despite a couple of outstanding knocks.
After the 2017 Champions Trophy, Yuvi went out of favour in the national side but tried his best to make a comeback before the 2019 ODI World Cup.
His departure left a massive void at number four in ODIs. A void which was only recently after all these years.
After being left out from the 2019 World Cup squad, Yuvi decided to draw curtains to his glittering career. On Wednesday, Twitterati celebrated the first retirement anniversary of the champion cricketer with a trending hashtag ‘MissyouYuvi’.
The swashbuckling left-hander also posted an emotional video compiling his best services to Indian cricket, with the caption, “Feeling blessed to have rcvd so much love from my fans today. Thank u for making this day special & memorable. U have been very supportive, especially during my tough times. Sharing one such lovely wish I rcvd. I must’ve done smthing really special to deserve all your love.”
Feeling blessed to have rcvd so much love from my fans today. Thank u for making this day special & memorable. U have been very supportive, especially during my tough times.
Sharing one such lovely wish I rcvd. I must’ve done smthing really special to deserve all your love 😊 pic.twitter.com/ksFT3s8ojh
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2020
To which, his former India and Mumbai Indians teammate, Rohit Sharma responded with: “Wonderful memories together. I hope you played little longer.”
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 10, 2020