Yuvraj Singh retires: A 19-year illustrious career draws to a close
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Yuvraj Singh retires: A 19-year illustrious career draws to a close

A role model to next generation cricketers and one of the most shining gems of Indian cricket, Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from the game. But, his innings continue with an inspiration for all.

During a press conference in Mumbai, Singh announced his retirement, while sharing his most-prized moments as part of the cricketing fraternity.

In his career spanning over 19 years, he has played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 132 IPL matches. He has scored a cumulative total of 8,701 runs in One Day International cricket. One of the most remembered spell of Singh remains his 58 off only 16 balls during a T20 World Cup match against England in Durban, in which he smashed Stuart Broad six sixes in one over.

“After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward,” said an emotional Singh.

In 2011, he was a part of the World Cup-winning Indian team and went on to become the Player of the Tournament. He earned the same award in 2007 World Cup and 2000 Under-19 World Cup as well.

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. After several chemotherapy sessions, he made a comeback to the game in 2012, when he was selected in the 15-member squad for the World Twenty20.

Singh played his last cricket match in the Indian Premier League, on April 3, 2019, for Mumbai Indians.

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