Yuvraj Singh Wiki/Biography
Yuvraj Singh (born 12 December 1981) is a former Indian cricketer who played in all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. One of the greatest limited over players to play for India, Yuvraj was particularly noted for his aggressive stroke play of the ball and his fielding.
Yuvraj was a member of the Indian cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World T20, both of which India won. In a match against England at the 2007 World T20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad — a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two teams with Test match status. In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all T20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. At the 2014 IPL auction Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL.
On 10 June 2019, Yuvraj announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket. He last represented India in June 2017, against the West Indies.
Yuvraj Singh Career
Yuvraj began his career with Punjab Under-16s at the age of 13 years and 11 months in November of the 1995–96 season against Jammu and Kashmir-16s. In 1996–97, Yuvraj was promoted to Punjab Under-19s and scored 137 not out against Himachal Pradesh Under-19s.
Yuvraj made his first-class debut in late-1997 against Orissa during the 1997–98 Ranji Trophy but was dismissed for a duck opening the innings.His first break-out performance came in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy Final of 1999 against Bihar at Jamshedpur; Bihar were all out with a score of 357 and Yuvraj batted at three for Punjab and made 358 runs himself. Yuvraj represented India in the series against Sri Lanka Under-19s in India in February 1999. In the third ODI, Yuvraj scored 89 runs from 55 balls. In 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy, he scored 149 against Haryana.
In the 2000 Under-19 Cricket World Cup which India won under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj’s all-round performance earned him the Player of the Tournament award and a call-up to the national squad. His performance in the tournament included 68 off 62 and 4/36 against New Zealand in a group stage match, and a quickfire 58 off 25 balls against Australia in the semifinal.Yuvraj was subsequently selected in 2000 for the first intake of cricketers in the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Yuvraj Singh Contact Details
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Yuvraj Singh Official Website: www.youenow.com
Yuvraj Singh Social Profile
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Twitter Handle: twitter.com/yuvstrong12
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Instagram Handle: instagram.com/yuvisofficial
Yuvraj Singh Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 185 cm
in meters– 1.85 m
in feet inches– 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 80 kg
in pounds– 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 41 inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 13 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
Yuvraj Singh Cricket
|International Debut||Test– 16 October 2003 vs New Zealand at Mohali
ODI– 3 October 2000vs Kenya at Nairobi
T20– 13 September 2007 vs Scotland at Durban
|Last Match||Test– India v England at Kolkata, December 5-9, 2012
ODI– West Indies v India at North Sound, June 30, 2017
T20– India v England at Bengaluru, February 1, 2017
|International Retirement||10 June 2019 (from all formats)|
|Jersey Number||#12 (India)
#12 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team(s)||• Delhi Daredevils
• India A
• Kings XI Punjab
• Pune Warriors
• Royal Challengers Bangalore
• Sunrisers Hyderabad
|Coach/Mentor||Sukhwinder Singh alias Bawa|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Records (Main Ones)||• The first player to hit six 6’s in an over in a T20 match. He did it in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England in Stuart Broad’s over.
• Fastest T20 fifty by scoring it in 12 balls against England national cricket team during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||2012: Arjuna Award
2014: Padma Shri
Yuvraj Singh Personal Life
Yuvraj Singh Favorite Things
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Chris Gayle|
|Favourite Coach||Gary Kirsten|
|Favourite Food||Kadhi-Chawal, Gobhi Ka Paratha, Chinese Cuisines|
|Favourite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Politician||Manmohan Singh|
|Favourite Singer||Gurdas Mann|
|Favourite Book(s)||The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne|
Yuvraj Singh Style Quotient
|Cars Collection||Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley Continental, Porsche 911, BMW M5, BMW M3 Convertible, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi Q5, BMW 3 Series|
Facts About Yuvraj Singh
- After receiving his basic training in cricket in Punjab, he was sent to Mumbai for his further training at the Elf-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy.
- In the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final in December 1999, he scored a triple hundred (358 off 404 balls) against Bihar. Interestingly, MS Dhoni was a part of the Bihar team in this match.
- After his parents’ divorce, he decided to stay with his mother.
- He believes number 12 to be his lucky number.
- The first paycheck that Yuvraj had got after playing the International Cricket was of 21 lakh (INR), which he handed over to his mother to buy a house.
- In the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, he created history by hitting six 6’s against England in Stuart Broad’s over.
- During his childhood, Yuvraj was very fond of roller-skating and tennis and even won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship. However, his father threw his skating medal; as he wanted him to concentrate on Cricket.
- Does Yuvraj Singh smoke?: Not Known