The man who needs no introduction, who is arguably one of the greatest all-rounders countries has ever produced. Yuvraj Singh turns 40 as a cricketing fraternity jumps in to wish the legend on social media.
402 international matches 👍
11,778 international runs & 148 wickets 👌
2007 World T20 & 2011 World Cup-winner 🏆 🏆
Let's relive his batting masterclass against England 🎥 🔽
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2021
From winning the under-19 World Cup for India and being crowned as the Player of the tournament to India’s fairy-tale victory in the 2011 ODI World Cup, Yuvraj has seen and lived it all and has been the man for the team to produce some of the great moments in cricketing history.
After making his debut for India in 2000, it didn’t take too long for Yuvi to fit as an important aspect of the Indian batting order with an impactful talent to turn the game with the ball too. He played over 400 international matches for men in blue and scored over 11,000 runs with 148 wickets to his name across formats.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 12, 2021
He was grown and groomed under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy and became an effective performer for the team going forward and went on to become the game-changer in India’s victory in the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup under MS Dhoni’s leadership. Yuvraj played an unforgettable knock of scoring a half-century in just 12 balls which featured six 6’s in an over of Stuart Broad after a heated argument with Andrew Flintoff during the match against England in 2007 World T20. He also played a fiery inning of 70 off 30 balls against invincible Australia in the semifinal of the tournament.
Happy birthday Yuvi! Have spent some of my most memorable moments with you on and off the field. Look forward to many such moments…. Wish you a great day and year ahead soooperstar!! 🌟@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/SFMR2vkuBn
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 12, 2021
Yuvi was also named as the Player of the tournament in 2011 WC for scoring 362 runs with one century and four half-centuries to his name and took 15 wickets with his golden arm in the tournament to contribute to India’s World Cup triumph after 28 years on home soil. He was diagnosed with cancer soon after the WC and was out of the game for months but the fighter did make a comeback and started doing greats for his team as he never left the field.
Yuvraj was one of the watchful names in IPL over the years. He has an unlikely record of taking two hat-tricks in the tournament and became a two-time winner by lifting the title with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and Mumbai Indians in 2019.
The veteran however decided to call off his career and announced retirement from the game in June 2019. Meanwhile, the all-rounder has decided to make a return to the field in February next year after more than 2 years of his retirement. He posted a clip of his last century for India where he smacked 150 in Cuttack ODI against England way back in 2017 and posted a message regarding his possible comeback.
It is yet to be discovered whether he will be eyeing the selection in the National side or just will go for the Domestic T20 league’s.
“God decides your destiny! On public demand, I’ll be back on the field hopefully in February. Ain’t nothing like this feeling” he posted on social media.
Yuvraj represented India in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is throughout his career and will be regarded as one of the finest white-ball Players in the World of his generation.