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Yuvraj Singh retires: Twitter salutes champion as he decides to move on

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.

cricket Updated: Jun 11, 2019 08:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh speaks during a news conference to announce his retirement from international cricket, in Mumbai on June 10, 2019
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh speaks during a news conference to announce his retirement from international cricket, in Mumbai on June 10, 2019(AFP)
         

Yuvraj Singh has called time on his international career - 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.

I have decided to move on ,” he said at a press briefing in Mumbai.

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.

 

“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,” Yuvraj said addressing the media.

This is how Twitter reacted to this announcement:

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Published: Jun 10, 2019 14:11 IST

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