Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the history of Indian cricket.
He was born on December 12, 1981, in Chandigarh, India, and made his international debut for India in 2000. Yuvraj played for India in all three formats of the game – Tests, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). ,
Yuvraj’s cricketing journey started at an early age, as he came from a family of cricketers. His father, Yograj Singh, played for India in the 1980s, while his mother, Shabnam Singh, played for the state of Punjab.
Yuvraj’s talent was recognized at an early age, and he was drafted into the Punjab Under-16 team when he was just 13.
Yuvraj’s rise in Indian cricket was rapid as he was included in the Indian squad for the ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000.
He announced his arrival on the international scene by scoring a match-winning 84 against Australia in the quarter-finals. Yuvraj continued to perform consistently for India with both bat and ball, and was an integral part of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.
Yuvraj’s crowning glory came in the 2011 World Cup, where he was named Player of the Tournament. He scored 362 runs in the tournament at an average of 90.50, including a brilliant century against the West Indies in the group stage. Yuvraj’s performance in the tournament was all the more remarkable as he had recently recovered from a rare type of cancer.
Apart from his batting, Yuvraj was also a useful left-arm spinner. He took 111 wickets in ODIs and 9 in Tests, and was particularly effective in the middle overs of an innings. Yuvraj was also an exceptional fielder, known for his agility and quick reflexes.
Yuvraj retired from international cricket in 2019 after a career spanning over 17 years. He has scored over 10,000 runs and taken over 100 wickets in international cricket.
Yuvraj’s contribution to Indian cricket cannot be underestimated, as he was one of the key players in the Indian team’s success in the 2000s and 2010s. His legacy will be remembered for generations to come, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest all-rounders to have played for India.