Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

CWC hero Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from global cricket

CWC hero Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from global cricket

Chasing 326, India was struggling at 146/5 when Yuvraj along with Mohammed Kaif started rebuilding the innings.

Having made his India debut at the tender age of 18 during the 2000 ICC KnockOut tournament in Kenya, Yuvraj announced himself with a match-winning 84 against Australia in the quarter-final clash - in only his second ODI.

Yuvraj Singh was at his best in the 2011 World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh brought down the curtains on his illustrious career as he announced his retirement from global cricket at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday.

Yuvraj, who last played for India in June 2017 in an ODI against West Indies, had been contemplating bringing down curtains on a highly successful global career for some time.

Lack of runs and fitness concerns resulted in him being shown the doors by the Indian team and after that he was not able to make a comeback to the national team. He played only four matches for the franchise scoring 98 runs with one half-century.

He singlehandedly won a World T20 for India in 2007 in South Africa and then played a "big role" in losing the 2014 edition in Bangladesh. In the process, he becomes the first allrounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.

In 2007, during the ICC T20 World Cup match against England, Yuvraj hit 6 sixes off Stuart Broad's over to create history. Yuvraj has 8,701 runs and 111 wickets to his name in ODIs, with 1,177 runs and 28 wickets in T20Is and is known to be one of the greatest limited over players to play for India. However, Yuvraj kept on plying his trade for IPL sides.

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