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Yuvraj Singh Journey: The Cricketer With A Life Of Bollywood Star

Yuvraj Singh Journey! The Prince de charm of cricket has retired. Yuvraj Singh, one of the most prolific and exuberant Indian cricketer ever, announced his retirement from the international cricketing circuit, to try and concentrate on other parts of his life.

Yuvraj Singh Journey!

HIS CAREER

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DKODING | Yuvraj Singh

He had been our ‘Yuvi’ for the last 17 years, arguably the most powerful ball hitter. He played in all forms of the game. Yuvraj Singh is an all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Yuvraj Singh journey has been an incredible one and following are the heads up of his unmatched achievements.

  • He is credited with the unforgettable ‘six sixes‘ against England in the 2007 World Cup, a feat achieved only thrice up until now in any form of the game.
  •  In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all Twenty20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in just 12 balls.
  • Also, it was his indomitable performance that helped in winning the World Cup 2011 for India. Yuvraj Singh had a dream run, where he scored 362 runs including one century and four fifties, took 15 wickets, won four Man-of-the-Match awards. Yuvraj Singh was also adjudged the ‘Man of the Tournament’.
  •  A few know that he is also the only one, to have won the ‘Man of tournament awards’ in all segments of the world Cup, i.e, U-19 as well as the senior team.
  • He was the Vice-captain of the Indian National Cricket ODI team from 2007to 2008.
  • All in all he had achieved 8,701 runs and 111 wickets in his career.
  • 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.
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DKODING | Yuvraj Singh

He has been an inspiration for countless young cricketers and a delight to watch play for the countless Indian cricketing fans all over the world. He has been the true Punjabi Puttar of Indian cricket (for his extravagant playing as well as his lifestyle).  He has been there, done that in the most extraordinary way.

HIS LIFE

Yuvraj Singh was born to a Sikh Jat family in Chandigarh. His life has been no short then a Superhit Bollywood movie. There have been female protagonists, passion, hard work, failures, successes as well as unforeseen turns, for all of us to witness.  Following the desires of his dad, Mr. Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh aced the cricketing game at a very young age. He was deemed to be a part of the Indian contingent in his under-19 days itself by many cricketers. And he did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, he has also starred in as a child artist in two Punjabi movies, namely,  ‘Mehndi Sagna di’  and ‘Putt Sardara.’

Currently, he runs a cricketing academy in his name ‘YSCE’ (Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence).

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DKODING | Yuvraj Singh

LOWS

His life and career were marred by many injuries, lows and rumors. He has been the true love of cricket gossip mongers for a very long time. His knee injury, while playing an internal ‘kho-kho’ game under Coach Greg Chappell cost him a great deal of time of his cricketing career during his high-performance days. The series of issues and obstacles just did not end here.

A rare form of Lung Cancer struck this cricketing legend in the year 2011. The country and his fans, like him, seemed to be in a state of shock. But, like a true sportsperson that he is, he fought back hard in a series of chemotherapy treatments in Boston and Indianapolis. The insatiable desire to heal and get back to his old shape, form and team kept him going. It was this spirit that led him to his unprecedented IPL success and became his new found happiness, post-cancer.

YOUWECAN

YouWeCan is Yuvraj Singh’s endeavor to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it. The national cricketer announced the launch of ‘YouWeCan’, an initiative by the Yuvraj Singh Foundation (YSF), in July 2012.

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DKODING | Yuvraj Singh

The initiative focuses on all the aspects of the disease including the advantages of early detection. YouWeCan always comes up with interesting ways to educate people on cancer by organizing sports events and fairs and not restrict to seminars and lectures. Know our story and what we dream of.

MARRIAGE

Yuvraj Singh Journey! Yuvraaj Singh’s heart had finally zeroed in on its true happiness. On 12 November 2015, amongst family and friends, Yuvraj Singh got engaged to Hazel Keech, a famous British model. In true Yuvraj Singh style, they were married on 30 November 2016, firstly in a Sikh wedding in Chandigarh and then a glitzy one in Goa.

After marriage, as per tradition Hazel adopted the name “Gurbasant Kaur”, which was given to her by their family Guru, Sant Balvinder Singh during the wedding ceremony. They make a beautiful couple together, ‘the bold and the beautiful’.

AWARDS

Numerous accolades and awards have decorated the career span of this great cricketer. Apart from the various man of the match and man of the tournament awards, he was also conferred upon with the prestigious Arjuna Award in the year 2012. In 2014, he was also given the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India which is the fourth highest civilian award in the country. 

RETIREMENT

This great Indian cricketing legend and match winner bid his adieu to the game on 10th June. Undoubtedly, he has been loved by one and all. As a farewell gift, Yuvraj Singh did reward us, as his fans with a video that spans his cricketing career. Watch it here….

In his own words, ‘After 25 years in cricket, I’VE decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank You for being a part of this journey. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again n move forward. It has been a lovely journey. See you on the other side’

Cricket or no cricket, we shall still be following you; because after all, talent does not retire; it just changes its field of excellence.

MY TAKE ON YUVRAJ SINGH JOURNEY – THE RAJ OF YUVRAJ WILL NEVER COME TO END.

DEEPAK KAISTHA


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