Yuvraj Singh, one of the greatest luminaries of the cricketing world is known for his commendable contribution towards the Indian Cricket Team in both batting and bowling department.
Yuvraj Singh has witnessed both bright and dark sights of his career. Pulsating matches, fatal situations, endearing moments and downfall journey, have all been a part of Yuvraj Singh’s career.
The Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, made his ODI debut on 3rd October 2000 against Kenya. However, Yuvraj Singh didn’t get an opportunity to bat in his ODI debut but he scored a smashing 84 runs off 80 balls in his next match. From there on it has been a journey full of ups and downs for him.
Yuvraj Singh won the man of the tournament award in World Cup 2011 for his match winning performances against every team in every match. Yuvraj Singh scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets resulting in India winning the World Cup. Whenever you think of the World Cup 2011 triumph, you bow down to Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj Singh faced the most fatal period of his career, perhaps his life in 2011. Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lungs. With millions of people praying for him, standing by his side, the stalwart emerged himself as a warrior. With his hardworking attitude towards the game, Yuvraj Singh soon made a comeback into the Indian Cricket Team in 2014.
Yuvraj Singh has been an integral part of the Champions Trophy Finals twice in 2000 and 2002. In his 299 one day Internationals, Yuvraj Singh has scored 8540 runs with an average of 36.77 runs. Yuvraj Singh has registered 14 One day International hundreds and 52 half tons with 150 being his highest score. Yuvraj Singh took 111 wickets so far in his ODI career with a bowling average of just 38.31 runs.
Yuvraj Singh is all set to play his 300th ODI match. He is the 5th Indian cricketer to unlock this achievement after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammed Azharuddin.
Skipper Virat kohli was all bound in praises when asked about Yuvraj Singh’s 300th ODI match.
“300 ODIs is a magnificent achievement. Obviously, you have to be super-skilled and super-talented to be able to play that many games for the country. No one has ever had any doubts over the ability that he possesses to win games for his country and he has done it in big tournaments. Tomorrow is a big game as well, so we might just be able to use that as an extra motivation for him to make a mark on the cricketing world in his 300th game.”- Virat Kohli
Yuvraj Singh’s contribution to the Indian Cricket Team has been irreplaceable and we all wish the cricketing legend to achieve greater heights in future.
– by Shraddha Kejriwal