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India Great Yuvraj Retires From Internationals

India Great Yuvraj Retires From Internationals

Yuvraj Singh, who is regarded as one of India’s greatest white-ball cricketers, has retired from international cricket. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 one-day internationals and 58 T20s in a 13-year international career, and was named the player of the tournament when India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup on home soil.

The 37-year-old will be widely remembered for smashing six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad during India’s victorious World T20 campaign in 2007. He scored 14 centuries and 52 fifties at an average of 36.55 during his ODI career, as well as taking 111 wickets for his country.

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“Cricket has given me everything and that’s the reason why I am standing here today,” Yuvraj said. “It’s been a love-hate relationship with the sport in retrospect. “At this age, I can manage some kind of fun cricket. I’m going to go and enjoy my life.”

Yuvraj made his debut for the national team against Kenya in October 2000 and was a mainstay in the side until he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. After a brief hiatus to recover from the treatment, he returned to international cricket against Australia in 2013 before making his final appearance for India against the West Indies in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

The destructive left-hander was a part of the Mumbai Indians’ victorious Indian Premier League campaign this year but announced the 2019 tournament would be his last IPL. Despite his international retirement, Yuvraj will continue to play in the domestic T20 leagues.

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