One of the finest cricketers to have played Cricket, Yuvraj Singh, announced his retirement from International cricket.
A career which spanned 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is, a career which established himself as the best Indian all-rounder of his generation – an explosive batsman, a livewire in the field and a more than useful slow left-arm bowler.
He was the fulcrum around which Indian cricket’s two major sporting triumphs, the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup win, were achieved.
Yuvraj produced an all-rounder effort and was adjudged Man of the Match for his performances in 2011 World Cup.
Soon after the World Cup, Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer – which he battled past successfully and also made a comeback in the Indian team.
However, since his cancer treatment, he never looked like the cricketer he once used to be.
Yuvraj resumed his cricketing duties in 2013 but struggled with consistency.
He last donned the coloured jersey on June 30, 2017 in a match against West Indies where he scored 39 runs off 55 balls.
In ‘The Test of My Life’, where he writes of his journey from cricket to cancer and back, Yuvraj shares his philosophy to “Never give up.”
As he wishes Virat Kohli and his team “success” at the World Cup, Yuvraj devotes most time to his life’s new mission – YouWeCan.
‘YouWeCan’ is the foundation established to fight cancer and spread awareness about the disease.