Yuvraj Singh

Country: India
Born: December 12, 1981, Chandigarh
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Yuvraj Singh Bio

Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricket player, has left an indelible mark on the world of cricket with his exceptional talent, powerful hitting, and determination to overcome adversity. Born on December 12, 1981, in Chandigarh, India, Yuvraj Singh’s passion for cricket was nurtured and fueled by his father, Yograj Singh, who himself had played one Test for India. From an early age, Yuvraj showed promise as a cricketer and his father’s unwavering belief in his abilities played a pivotal role in shaping his future.

Yuvraj’s journey in cricket began when he was just 15 years old. He left behind a life of luxury in Punjab to pursue his dreams, carrying his kitbag on crowded local trains. Such dedication and sacrifice at a young age proved fruitful, as at the age of 18, Yuvraj made a stunning debut in international cricket. In only his second One Day International (ODI) match, he displayed his prowess by dismantling a strong Australian attack in the 2000 Champions Trophy.

From that point on, Yuvraj became a vital cog in India’s middle-order, forging highly successful partnerships with the likes of Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. His ability to score quickly and effortlessly earned him the reputation of being a match-winner. Yuvraj’s ODI career was filled with numerous highlights, but his most significant contribution came during India’s victorious campaign in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He amassed 362 runs, took 15 wickets, and received four Man-of-the-Match awards, earning him the coveted title of Player of the Tournament. This achievement was further magnified by his remarkable feat of hitting England’s Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in an over during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.

However, while Yuvraj excelled in limited-overs cricket, his performances in Test cricket were less consistent. He struggled against quality seam and swing bowling, as well as against spin. Despite a handful of memorable innings, such as his century on a challenging pitch in Lahore, his Test career lacked the same level of success as his ODI performances.

Yuvraj’s meteoric rise in cricket was momentarily halted when, in 2011, he was diagnosed with a rare form of germ cell cancer. For two and a half months, he underwent extensive treatment in the United States. Resilient and determined, Yuvraj triumphed over adversity and returned to international cricket in 2012. However, his form and fitness suffered, leading to his exclusion from the national team in 2013.

Undeterred, Yuvraj continued to refine his skills and sought to regain his place in the team. He consistently performed well in the Indian Premier League (IPL), earning lucrative contracts, but the international arena posed a greater challenge. Despite setbacks, he managed to make yet another comeback in 2016, earning a spot in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup. Although his performances were not outstanding, his determination and commitment to the game remained unwavering.

Yuvraj’s willingness to adapt and overcome made him a beloved figure in Indian cricket. In 2017, he returned to the ODI squad after a three-year absence, showcasing his immense talent and proving that age is just a number. However, due to his inconsistent performances, his international career was cast into doubt.

Regardless of the challenges he faced, Yuvraj Singh’s legacy remains intact. Not only was he a formidable cricketer, but his fight against cancer and resilience in the face of adversity inspired countless individuals around the world.

Yuvraj Singh retired from international cricket in June 2019. His contributions to Indian cricket will be remembered for years to come, and his journey serves as a testament to the power of determination, courage, and unwavering passion.

Yuvraj Singh Career Stats

Yuvraj Singh Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 62 6 1900 169 33.92 3277 57.97 3 11 260 22 31 0
T20Is 58 51 9 1177 77* 28.02 863 136.38 0 8 77 74 12 0
ODIs 304 278 40 8701 150 36.55 9924 87.67 14 52 908 155 94 0
FC 139 221 18 8965 260 44.16 - - 26 36 - - 118 0
List A 423 389 55 12663 172 37.91 - - 19 78 - - 132 0
T20s 231 216 27 4857 83 25.69 3772 128.76 0 27 386 261 53 0

Yuvraj Singh Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 40 35 931 547 9 2/9 2/20 60.77 3.52 103.4 0 0 0
T20Is 58 31 424 499 28 3/17 3/17 17.82 7.06 15.1 0 0 0
ODIs 304 161 5048 4294 111 5/31 5/31 38.68 5.1 45.4 2 1 0
FC 139 - 3408 1978 41 5/94 - 48.24 3.48 83.1 - 1 0
List A 423 - 7083 6010 166 5/31 5/31 36.2 5.09 42.6 2 1 0
T20s 231 130 1597 1989 80 4/29 4/29 24.86 7.47 19.9 2 0 0

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