Yuvraj Singh, the hero of 2007 and 2011 World Cup victories retires from International Cricket

Yuvraj Singh, the man of the tournaments of 2007 and 2011 World Cup victories has retired from international cricket after 19 years career, Social media trends with #YuvrajSingh.
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Stylish Batsman, Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket. Yuvraj, who is at the age of 37, last played for India in an ODI against West Indies on June 30, 2017.

Overall, Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. In 2007, Yuvraj Singh showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first-ever T20 World Cup. He followed that up with a brainstorming fifty against Australia and played a crucial hand as India won the first edition of the World T20.

Yuvraj Singh was at his best once again, in the 2011 ODI World Cup. Scoring 362 runs, picking up 15 wickets, 4 man-of-the-match awards and the Player of the Tournament - Yuvraj Singh would forever be recognised for his scintillating performance in India’s second World Cup triumph.

However, after the World Cup, it has emerged that Yuvraj Singh had battled cancer throughout the tournament. He went overseas for treatment and just when everyone thought he would never again take the cricket field, Yuvraj went away to France for a strict training stint along with Zaheer Khan. Back in India much slimmer and fitter, Yuvraj Singh showed what he was still capable, with a 35-ball 77 in a T20 International against Australia.

However, Yuvraj Singh was never again like before, after the 2011 World Cup. But he continued to be a huge favourite for teams in the Indian Premier League.

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Making the announcement in Mumbai, Yuvraj said, "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, to dust off, to get up again and move forward".

"I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket", he added.

"It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can't explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up," Yuvraj said.

Yuvraj listed the 2011 World Cup triumph, getting six sixes in an over against England in 2007 World T20 and his first Test hundred against Pakistan in Lahore 2004, as the three most special moments of his career.

He also confirmed that he will be pursuing a career in ICC approved foreign T20 leagues.

Here is the video of Yuvraj's interview in Mumbai.

Here are the tweets from various celebs:

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