Yuvraj Singh – A 90’s Generation Favourite Player


An inspirational article penned by Mr. heMANth born in the 21st century and still inspiring, because he’s Yuvraj Singh. Let’s take a look at why he’s everyone’s special.

Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian international cricketer who played in all game formats. He is an all-rounder who batted left-handed in the middle order and bowled slow left-arm orthodox and is known for his aggressive batting style and all-around ability. He has won 7 Player of the Series awards in ODI cricket, which is joint 3rd highest by an Indian, shared with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. He is also the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.

Quick Info About Yuvraj Singh

Born – 12 December 1981(age 40)
Nickname – Yuvi
Batting – Left-handed
Bowling – Slow left-arm orthodox
Relations – Yograj Singh(father), Hazel Keech(wife)

Yuvraj Singh with Worldcup 2011
Runs Scored190087011177
Batting Avg.33.9236.5528.02
Top Score16915077*
Balls Bowled9315048424
Bowling Avg.60.7738.6817.82
Best Bowling2/95/313/7
All Stats are taken from Wikipedia Jul 2022

Career – India(2000–2017)
ODI Debut – 2000 October 3v Kenya
Last ODI – 2017 June 30 v West Indies
ODI Jersey Number – 12
T20I Debut -2007 September 13 v Scotland
LAST T20I – 2017 February 1st v England

In 2011, Yuvraj 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.

He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008. In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two teams with a Test match status. In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all T20 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. He took a total of 15 wickets and scored 362 runs during the runs and won the man of the tournament award.

In 2012, Yuvraj was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second-highest sporting award from the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri. At the 2014 IPL auction Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crores and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crores making him the second most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL.


Yuvi announced his retirement on 10th June 2019 from all formats of international cricket. His last match is against West Indies on June 2017.

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