A source of inspiration with mind tangling memories over the years is the best way to describe what Chandigarh’s loved son Yuvraj Singh has brought to Indian cricket.
The biggest source of pride in recent times for the Men in Blue has been their success in the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 34-year old had a huge role to play in that victory.
He was named the man of the tournament for the World Cup and this came at the back of a sizzling T20 World Cup back in 2007 where he famously dispatched Stuard Broad for six sixes in an over before destroying Australia in the semi-final.
However, ever since the World Cup victory this decade, Yuvi’s life took a sharp turn. He was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer and it looked like India would lose their prized possession due to a dangerous disease.
But the fierce hitter gave his fans yet another reason to adore him when he announced that he has finished his battle with cancer and that he was ready to get back into the game.
It took a while but Yuvi finally found a door back into the national team as he was a part of the team that toured Australia for the T20 internationals. He later got a great chance to help Indian to another World T20 victory but an injury to his back saw lose out on a place in the important semi-final.
This story of the flamboyant batsman is not something that can be scripted and that amount of hearts it has melt has seen Yuvi think about turning it into a movie.
The dashing left-hand bat has already released a book titled ‘The Test of my Life’ and has got a great response since it was put on the market.
But with Azhar, Dhoni, and Sachin all releasing the stories of their life in move form in Bollywood, Yuvraj Singh in a recent interview was asked if he has the same planned for his life story.
According to a recent interview of the 34-year old, he is only concentrating on his game at the moment but the player did not deny the idea.
He revealed that he might think about it strongly after he is done playing the sport.
“My priority is cricket for now. Of course, I would love to tell my story through a film but only when I would think of hanging my boots,” Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj is also a part of the start-up foundation ‘YouWeCan’ which provides monetary support to kids and their families suffering from cancer.
Under YouWeCan, we have provided education to kids whose families have lost money for their kid?s cancer treatment.”
“We have done over a lakh of cancer detections in rural areas and also, we have been able to generate 600 jobs till now. So, YouWeCan is heading the right way,” he said talking about his foundation during the interview.
Yuvi is currently nursing his back injury but is close to full fitness and will hope to play a part in his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad’s journey in the rest of the IPL.