Yuvraj Singh

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Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian cricketer who played internationally in all formats of the game. He played as an all-rounder who batted left handed in the middle order, and bowled slow left-arm orthodox. Yuvraj was particularly recognised for his aggressive stoke 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. Between the years 2007-2008 he was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team. In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, he was awarded Man of the Tournament, and one of the top performers in the 2007 World T20, both of which India won.

In 2007 in a match against England at the World T20, he impressively hit six sixes in one over. 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.

Sadly, in 2011 Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung. After treatment, he made his come back to international cricket in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.

A year later he was awarded with the Arjuna Award which is India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri which is India’s fourth highest civilian honour. In the 2014 IPL auction, Yuvraj was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore and became the most expensive player even to be sold in the IPL.
June 2019 saw Yuvraj retire from all forms of International cricket.

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