All-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday.
While making announcement in Mumbai, Yuvraj said, “After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward.”
“I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket,” said Stylish left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh.
“It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can’t explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up,” Yuvraj added.
Yuvraj scored his first Test hundred against Pakistan in Lahore in 2004, and was listed the 2011 World Cup triumph getting six sixes in an over against Team England, and was man of the match in the same tournament, as the three special moments of his career.
However, Yuvraj confirmed that he will be pursuing a freelancer career in International Cricket Council (ICC) approved foreign languages.
No doubt, Singh is regarded as one of the finest batsman ever to have played limited overs’ in cricket.
Bursting onto the scene in the ICC Knockout Tournament in 2000 in Nairobi, Yuvraj helped India to reach the final.
A cancer survivor, Yuvraj last played an ODI and T20 in 2017 and a Test in 2012. He retires with over 11,000 international runs, has played 402 international matches and 148 international wickets in Test matches, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 (T20) Internationals.