Yuvraj Singh bid adieu to international cricket on June 10 (Monday), putting an end to an illustrious 19-year long career that saw him lift the 2011 ODI Cricket World Cup and the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. The stylish left-handed batsman, however, remained sidelined in his latter career days post the successful 2011 World Cup campaign and his return from a lung cancer battle. And many fans of the 37-year-old felt that he deserved a better send-off and should have been given a farewell game by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). ‘#YuviDeservesProperFarewell’ started trending on Twitter, right after the all-rounder announced his decision to retire. Yuvraj Singh Retirement: Re-Tracking the Cricketing Journey of One of India’s finest Match-Winner.
Farewell games, for long, have been a norm for legends to play in front of the fans one last time and say goodbye to the sport they had represented and conquered for a long time. Many fans felt that Singh, who is regarded by many to be among the best left-handed batsmen the cricketing world has seen and holds numerous records to his name, should have also been given the opportunity to bid a final goodbye to the international game on the cricket field and in his own terms. Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma also took to his social media channel to voice his support for giving Singh a proper farewell. Yuvraj Singh Retirement Speech: Emotional Yuvi Says He 'Wanted to Play IPL Final and End Cricket with Satisfaction'.
“You deserved a better send off,” said Rohit while congratulating Yuvraj on his stellar career. Many fans on Twitter also hit out at BCCI for neglecting the southpaw and not giving him a proper farewell match. Yuvraj Singh Deserved a Better Farewell, Says Indian Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma Congratulates Yuvraj Singh in Emotional Tweet
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 10, 2019
Check Out Some Of the Tweets Below:
Fan Requests BCCI to Consider a Farewell Game For Yuvraj
— Vkey012 (@vkey012) June 11, 2019
Yuvi Deserves a Farewell?
@YUVSTRONG12 is a fighter, great player of the game, idol of too many young cricketers, he is important part of 2011 CWC and man of the tournament,@BCCI please give him a proper farewell because he deserve. #YuviDeservesProperFarewell
— Rakesh Kumawat (@itsrakeysh) June 11, 2019
Another Fan Requested the ICC For a Yuvraj Singh Farewell Game
— Akarsh Katiyar (@Akarsh94764871) June 11, 2019
Demand a Farewell for Yuvraj
Yuvi need a single match for his farewell why @BCCI he give world cup , t20 world cup and u19 world cup and NatWest trophy what was give by @BCCI nothing we need farewell for yuvi @YUVSTRONG12 #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/7jlb07e52Q
— Yuvraj Kingmaker (@yuviyuvraj883) June 11, 2019
Yuvraj also mentioned in his farewell speech that BCCI had informed him that he will be given a farewell game if he fails the yo-yo test, but he passed and proved his fitness to them. The 37-year-old, who was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, is among the Indian greats like Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir, who did not get a farewell game. Was Promised a Farewell Game if I Failed 'Yo Yo' Test but I Passed: Yuvraj.
Yuvi Joins Exodus of Indian Cricket Legends Not Given a Farewell?
— Partha Thalapathy (@ParthibanN29) June 11, 2019
One Fan Suggested That Yuvi Should Play IPL 2020 And Then Retire
@YUVSTRONG12 sir we want a correct finishing from you. You should play the IPL 2020 and then take the retirement. The reason you said for taking retirement is not at all good. So plzz play and show your game for the last time.#YuviDeservesProperFarewell
We want you back 😭plzz
— Saivarun (@Me_Saivarun) June 11, 2019
He enjoyed a career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20s and 40 Test matches and scored more than 8000 runs while also taking over 100 wickets. The veteran cricketer also confirmed that he won't be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the next year and had already decided earlier that he will be playing his final IPL in 2019.