Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian cricketer who played in all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox,
Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. One of the greatest limited over players to play for India, Yuvraj was particularly noted for his hitting of the ball and his fielding.
Yuvraj was a member of the Indian cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017 and played his first Test match in October 2003.
He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won.
In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit “six sixes” in one over bowled by Stuart Broad the scenario whuch was never seen in an international match between two Test cricket teams.
In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all Twenty20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis.
In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April.
He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India.
In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
Today, as Yuvraj turns 38, His fans never fail to shower and express their love and support for the “sixer king” and took social media platform as a medium to express the same on his
On 10 June 2019, Yuvraj announced his retirement from International cricket. He last represented India in June 2017, against the West Indies.