Yuvraj Singh, hero of 2007 World T20 & 2011 World Cup, announces retirement from international cricket - watsupptoday.com
Yuvraj Singh, hero of 2007 World T20 & 2011 World Cup, announces retirement from international cricket
Posted 10 Jun 2019 04:28 PM

After succumbing to the fact that a return to the national team might be difficult from here on, India's 2007 T20 and 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday.

A veteran of 304 ODIs, 40 Test matches and 58 T20Is, his 19-year-old career thus came to an end on an uneventful note.

"It is time to say goodbye to move on and walk away. It has been a roller coaster ride and a great story but it has to come to an end," Yuvraj said at a press conference in Mumbai.

"After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today. I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket," he added.
The 37-year-old made his international debut in 2000 against Kenya at Nairobi and since then went strength to strength. A Test debut followed against New Zealand at his home ground Mohali in 2003 but he could never nail down a spot in whites for India due to his inconsistency. The southpaw was also an integral part of India's T20 World Cup triumph in South Africa after a horrendous 50-over World Cup in West Indies earlier that year. From smashing six maximums in an over off England's Stuart Broad to 30-ball 70 against Australia in the semi-finals, Yuvraj starred for the Men in Blue as they returned home with their second-ever World Cup trophy.
The 37-year-old made his international debut in 2000 against Kenya at Nairobi and since then went strength to strength. A Test debut followed against New Zealand at his home ground Mohali in 2003 but he could never nail down a spot in whites for India due to his inconsistency. The southpaw was also an integral part of India's T20 World Cup triumph in South Africa after a horrendous 50-over World Cup in West Indies earlier that year. From smashing six maximums in an over off England's Stuart Broad to 30-ball 70 against Australia in the semi-finals, Yuvraj starred for the Men in Blue as they returned home with their second-ever World Cup trophy.

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