- In the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj scored 362 runs at an average of 90.50 and took 15 wickets.
- Yuvraj scored 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Broad against England in the 2007 T-20 World Cup
Mumbai. Yuvraj Singh, who played a key role in capturing India’s 2011 World Cup, retired from international cricket on Monday. Yuvraj took 362 runs and 15 wickets at an average of 90.50 in 9 matches in the 2011 World Cup. He was also selected Player of the Series in that World Cup.
Yuvraj was battling cancer for the 2011 World Cup. However, he did not let anyone know about this. Prior to the quarter-finals against Australia, the doctors had advised them not to play, but they not only came to the ground but were also the heroes of India’s victory. He scored 57 runs in that match.
17 international centuries in the name of Yuvraj
Yuvraj has scored 1900 runs at an average of 33.92 in 62 innings of 40 Tests. It also has 3 centuries and 11 half-centuries. He scored 8701 runs at an average of 36.55 in 278 innings of 304 ODIs. He has scored 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries in ODIs. Yuvraj also played 58 T-20 internationals. It scored 1177 runs at an average of 28.02. He has taken 9 wickets in Tests, 111 in ODIs and 28 wickets in T-20 internationals.
Winning the World Cup was like a dream for me: Yuvraj
Announcing the retirement, he said, “I have followed my father since my childhood and followed his dream of playing for the country. My fans who always supported me, I can not thank them. To win the 2011 World Cup, the Man of the Series was like a dream. After this I got cancer It was like coming from the sky to the ground. At that time my family, my fans were with me. ‘
I never thought that I would play for the country.
He said, “While starting a journey as a cricketer, I had never imagined that I would ever play for India. In 2004, I scored my first hundred in Lahore. It was also memorable to put six sixes in 6 balls in the T20 World Cup. The 2014 T-20 final was the worst match of my life. Then I had thought that my cricket career was over. Then I stopped a bit and wondered why he started playing cricket.
Hit six against Australia
“After one and a half years I made a comeback in T20. After that, hit six in the last over against Australia. After three years, I returned to ODI. In 2017, I scored 150 runs in Cuttack, which is the biggest ODI score of my career. I always trusted myself. No matter what the world says. ‘
Both success and opportunities were not getting
“I started a career in the captaincy of Sourav. Played with legend like Sachin, Rahul, Anil and Srinath. Zaheer, Veeru, Gautam, Bhajji played with match winners. ‘ On the decision of retirement, Yuvraj said, “Success was not getting even and opportunities were not available. Career was started in 2000 and it was 19 years. It was confused how to end a career. Thought that if the previous T20 has won, it would have been nice to finish it, but everything is not thought out. There is a time in life that he decides where to go now.
Never thought about making 10 thousand runs
He said, ‘My career was to win the 2011 World Cup. When I scored 84 against Australia in the first match, then it was a big turning point in career. After this many failed in the match, but there were frequent chances. I had never thought of making 10,000 runs, but winning the World Cup was special. Man of the series, making 10,000 runs, was more special, winning the World Cup. It was not just mine but the whole team’s dream. “
Talked to mother and wife about retirement
‘I was talking to mother and wife on Sannyas for two years. Father said that when Kapil Dev would not have been selected for the World Cup, what would he have thought, but how happy they would be when you won the World Cup. My father did not have any problem with my decision to retire.