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Yuvraj Singh celebrates three million Instagram followers with a boomerang video

Yuvraj Singh is one of the most popular Indian cricketers on social media and his Twitter handle has over eight million followers.

cricket Updated: May 29, 2017 15:02 IST
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Yuvraj Singh completed three million followers on Instagram.
Yuvraj Singh completed three million followers on Instagram.(AFP)

India batsman Yuvraj Singh hit a new high on social media as the swashbuckling southpaw reached three million followers on Instagram, a photo-sharing application.

Yuvraj Singh is currently in England as part of the Champions Trophy squad but missed India’s first warm-up game against New Zealand owing to viral fever. He has been one of the most stylish Indian cricketers to don the national jersey and has a number of supporters and fans worldwide.

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On Sunday, he uploaded a boomerang video referring to his three million followers followed by a thumbs-up gesture. On Twitter, his followers are a tad more — close to 4.4 million.

“3 Million followers it is Thank You guys for all the love as always #togetherwecan #livedareinspire #doitagain #thankyou #3million,” Yuvraj wrote along with the video.

The left-handed batsman was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 but made a stunning comeback to the national team after recovering from the disease. Besides the flamboyant attitude that he carries along with him while taking on the opposition, it was also a major reason why many look up to him as an inspiration.

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It was in the Champions Trophy back in 2000 when Yuvraj had made his debut. He was in the Playing XI against Kenya in the preliminary quarterfinal but didn’t get a chance to bat as then skipper Sourav Ganguly (66) and Rahul Dravid (68) had seen India cruise past the paltry 209-run target set by the opposition.

However, in the next game, he produced a man-of-the-match knock against Australia; slamming 84 off 80 balls, including 12 boundaries. He didn’t have to look back since and was adjudged as the player-of-the-tournament in 2011 when India lifted the World Cup for the first time since 1983.

First Published: May 29, 2017 12:05 IST

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