One of India's biggest match-winners and stylish left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on June 10. The announcement by Yuvraj, also known as "Yuvi" by fans, has left cricket lovers and especially Indian fans coming to terms with the fact that Yuvraj will not be seen playing in Indian cricket team jersey again. Yuvraj Singh Retires From International Cricket, Twitterati Bids Farewell to India’s 2011 Cricket World Cup Hero.
However, Indian fans who were in Nottingham to support team India in the rain-washed match against New Zealand, called Yuvraj Singh a hero and chanted slogans of "Yuvi we will miss you". ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Full Timetable of CWC19 Fixtures With Match Timings and Venue Details.
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"Look at the ups and downs that he had in his life and still he came out as a hero."
— ICC (@ICC) June 13, 2019
The 37-year-old, who announced his retirement on Monday, June 10, and said, "Lately, I was neither getting success nor opportunity to play. I had spent so much time on the ground and there were other reasons as well. I was confused about how to end my career." Yuvraj Singh Retirement: Re-Tracking the Cricketing Journey of One of India’s Biggest Match-Winners.
"We won this IPL but had I got a chance to be part of the XI, I would have left with satisfaction but one doesn't get everything in life. I started my career in 2000 and it had been 19 years. Last year, I had decided that this year's IPL would be my last outing and I'll give it my best shot," said Yuvraj in his retirement speech.
The 2011 World Cup hero, when asked if he sees his reflection in anyone, was quick to say there was no such player. He, however, acknowledged that Rishabh Pant has the potential to become better than him as he has proved himself at a very early stage. "He (Pant) can become attacking and match winning left-hander," the retired cricketer said. Yuvraj has 8701 runs in 304 One-Day International matches. Yuvraj played 40 Tests and amassed a total of 1900 runs, with the highest score of 169, registered three centuries and 11 fifties.