Yuvraj Singh Recalls The Day When He Selected For Indian Team
The sixer king Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement this year when he was not selected in the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The player recalled his old day when he first received his call from the Indian national cricket team. He shared the photo of him with Rahul Dravid and Vijay Dahiya on Instagram.
Both Yuvraj Singh and Vijay Dahiya received the maiden India call-up ahead of the ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000. But they both didn’t get the chance to bat in their ODI debut match as India top order easily chased down the target.
Yuvraj Singh was the hero in 2007 ICC World T20 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
Yuvraj played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is in his international career. He was also the part of 2007 ICC World T20-winning team. His performance in the whole tournament was outstanding, especially against England from where he got the label of “sixer king”. He struck six sixes in an over and scored the fastest fifty in the shortest format. Till now no batsman is able to break this record of Yuvraj Singh.
The player was the man of the tournament in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. In the ODI format, he scored 8701 runs at an average of 36.55 with 14 centuries and 52 fifties. In 40 Test matches, he scored 1900 runs with the highest score of 169 runs. He had a halt in his career because of cancer but later he came back in the team, he regularly played domestic cricket. Yuvraj has played 139 first-class games, 423 List A matches and 231 T20s.
After Yuvraj was not selected in the ICC World Cup 2019, he decided to call off his journey from the international cricket. He dedicated his 19 years to international cricket. On Instagram, he recently shared a picture from the first tour and wrote “Major throwback to getting selected for the first time to play for team India”.
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