It’s been one year since India’s all rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket after serving the Indian team for 19 long years.
In an emotional video, Yuvraj had spoken about how he feels sad but its the right time to make a bold move on June 10, 2019. The all-rounder went on to become one of the greatest shorter formats cricketers.
One of India’s finest all-rounders, Yuvraj featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He donned the India colours for the last time in 2017 as an indifferent form and injury issues forced him out of national reckoning.
Yuvraj Sing’s Retirement Speech :
“I can’t put it in words, I will try. After 25 years, and in 22 yards and 17 years of international cricket. I have decided to move on,” he said at a plush hotel in Mumbai.
” Cricket has given me everything and it was a love hate relationship in retrospect. I can’t express in words how that feeling is. I have failed more times than I succeeded, but I gave my gave my blood and sweat when it came to playing for country. I have failed more times than I succeeded, but I gave my blood and sweat when it came to playing for my country. My life has been a roller coaster ride. Next focus is to help cancer patients at youwecan,” he added.
Check out the video :
Man Who Hit 6 Sixes in Six Balls :
September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.
In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals in Durban.
The drama began when the Men in Blue were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first innings. With Yuvraj and then skipper M.S. Dhoni at the crease the duo was looking to finish off on a high by collecting as many runs in the death overs.
Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair got involved in a big altercation which came to an end after the intervention from the on-field umpires.
However, what the verbal altercation did was that it pumped up Yuvraj and it was Stuart Broad who bore the brunt of his onslaught in the very next over.
In the 19th over of the innings, the left-handed batsman from Punjab made sure England paid the price for their over-aggressiveness and hit six maximums of consecutive deliveries from Broad.
Watch the full video here :
Fans Recalls his Retirement
Now recalling this day, his fans have started trending #MissYouYuvi on social media, tweeting how former India all-rounder inspired them through his career.
“This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, how to dust myself off to get up again and move forward”
– Yuvraj Singh
You taught us “Harder The Conflict, GLORIOUS THE TRIUMPH”
We miss you playing !! 🏆#MissYouYuvi
— Thank U Yuvi❤ (@PuneethYuvi12) June 10, 2020
— 53KY Creation (@53kyCreation) June 10, 2020
Heart💕 breaking 💔day in my life June10, one year ago yuvi leave cricket all Format, and end of cricket era , we miss u 😭😭😭
Fighter say Goodbye👋👋 on this day.
Miss u my inspiration @YUVSTRONG12 @logeshSTRONG12 @hazelkeech 😭😭😭 #MissYouYuvi pic.twitter.com/wJJMxF9NhD
— yuvivijay entryda (@Yuvivijay11) June 10, 2020