India World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from worldwide cricket

Yuvraj Singh in action against England at a practice game at CCI Mumbai

Yuvraj Singh ha splayed 40 Tests and 304 ODIs for India

Yuvraj made an emotional return to the game in 2012 after a lengthy fight with a rare germ cell cancer in his lungs and played the last of his 40 tests that same year.

Yuvraj Singh had in the short span of his career established himself as one of the most formidable players of the Indian cricket team.

Yuvraj too replied saying "You know how I feel inside! I wish you the best in the next inning of your life".

"I didn't tell anyone in BCCI that I want a farewell game", Yuvraj said. Be it the inaugural World T20, or the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was a matchwinner who could walk into any dream Indian ODI XI. I would also like to thank all my sports staff who made it possible for my body to last this long specially Nitin Patel & Ashish Kaushik.

"My life has been like a roller coaster ride".

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In 2011 World Cup, Singh was the player of the tournament with 62 runs and 15 wickets and played in the World Cup suffering from cancer, which was revealed by tests later.

I'd like to extend a very warm welcome to my friends from the media, my family, friends and fans from all across the world who are going to be part of, what is a very hard and at the same time a attractive moment for me I can't really put it in words but I will try. It was like touching the sky and then falling down at light speed and hitting the ground hard.

He suffered a new blow when India reached the World T20 final against Sri Lanka in 2014 and he was later dropped from the one-day side after playing poorly. So I went back to basics and scored heavily in domestic cricket. He put those memories behind and made a comeback to the cricket field.

"When Yuvraj made his debut for India in Kenya, I was scared and anxious". I recorded my highest one-day score of 150 in 127 balls when everybody said it was impossible.

Post-the 2011 World cup, Yuvraj made his comeback into the Indian team and also played in IPL. "But I never stopped believing in myself", remarked Yuvraj. In his sporadic Test appearances, he scored three centuries and 11 half-centuries in aggregating 1900 runs, and in T20Is - where he headlined India's 2007 title-winning effort with a blast of six sixes in a Stuart Broad over - he ended with 1177 runs and 28 wickets.

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