Thursday night’s semi-final for India against Bangladesh was special for a definite reason. The reason being it was Yuvraj Singh’s 300th ODI for team India.
In the year 2000, while ‘Dada’ was elevated to the position of the ‘King’, Indian cricket needed a new ‘prince’. And the choice became quite clear when a young southpaw announced himself on the international stage at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi. From then there was never a look back for this beast.
Yuvraj, now a 35-year old veteran has featured in a total of 300 One-day internationals becoming only the fifth Indian cricketer to have achieved such a feat. Yuvraj followed the likes of Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to the landmark.
He has fought all this 17yrs for existence both on and off the field and emerged to be one of the giants of the game. On the eve of achieving the special milestone, Yuvraj posted an emotional tweet saying how all his parents, friends and fans will be proud of him to come this far fighting so many battles.
“300th game! I’m sure my parents, gurus, friends and well-wishers will be proud of me today how far I have come with my battles in life,” Yuvi tweeted on the eve of the historic milestone.
While his Twitter account would have been flooded with notifications of people congratulating him on the achievement, the most special tweet, of course, remains of his wife Hazel Keech.
300!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes indeed we are proud!!! You beautiful human! Youre a hero amongst men ❤️
— Hazel Keech (@hazelkeech) June 15, 2017