Yuvraj Singh, the player-of-the-tournament in India’s triumphant 2011 World Cup campaign, announced his retirment from the game. Yuvraj has featured in 23 domestic seasons and will be remembered as one of the most skilful white-ball cricketers. The architect of India’s two ICC titles over the last decade, Yuvraj hopes to continue plying his trade in franchise overseas leagues for the next few years.
Yuvraj, who debuted for India during ICC Champions Trophy in 2000 against Kenya, last played for the national team in 2017 in an ODI against West Indies at North Sound.
Lack of runs and fitness concerns resulted in him being shown the doors by the Indian team and after that he was not able to make a comeback to the national team. However, Yuvraj kept on plying his trade for IPL sides. He has been part of two IPL winning sides in Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Mumbai Indians (2019).
In 2007, during the ICC T20 World Cup match against England, Yuvraj hit 6 sixes off Stuart Broad’s over to create history. Yuvraj scored 362 runs in the 2011 ODI World Cup and picked up 15 wickets to end up as Player of the tournament.