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.Updated: Jun 11, 2019 08:38 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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:
The man who starred in India's 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup victories, @YUVSTRONG12 announces his retirement from International cricket.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2019
What's your favourite #YuvrajSingh moment in international cricket? pic.twitter.com/7Bw5LnwOFG
Yuvraj Singh holds the distinction of being the only player to:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 10, 2019
- Win the World Cup, T20 World Cup and U19 CWC
- To score 50+ in knockouts of all three World Cups.#ThankYouYuvraj
One of the most talented Indian batsmen...one of the biggest match-winners. Go well, Yuvraj Singh. May your second innings be as swashbuckling as the first one☺️🤗 #ThankYouYuvi— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 10, 2019
First Published: Jun 10, 2019 14:11 IST