- Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh turned 40 on Sunday
- Yuvi scored more than 11 thousand runs in international career
- Yuvraj said goodbye to international cricket in 2019
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, popularly known as ‘Sixer King’ in world cricket, turned 40 today. Yuvi, who made his ODI debut against Kenya in the year 2000, was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab-Haryana.
Yuvi played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20 Internationals for India. A left-handed batsman, Yuvraj was part of the world-winning team India in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
One of the best batsmen in limited overs cricket, Yuvraj has been flooded with congratulations on his birthday. His fellow former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who played with Yuvraj in Team India, has wished the birthday in a funny way.
Veeru, sharing a picture of himself with Yuvraj from the 2007 T20 World Cup, tweeted, ‘Till the time the bat used to move it was chic, even when the bat didn’t move, nothing changed, the flame remains. Happy Birthday Brother Yuvi.
Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant uploaded an old photo with Yuvi and wrote, ‘Happy birthday to one of my favourites, Yuvi paaji. You are an inspiration.
On the other hand, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has congratulated Yuvraj on his birthday by sharing a photo with him in his Instagram story. In this picture, her son Izhaan is also seen in Sania’s lap.
Sania wrote, ‘Happy birthday Motu, 18 years of friendship and I still have the same confused expression on my face when you talk. Have a wonderful day.’
Said goodbye to international cricket in the year 2019
Yuvraj retired from international cricket on 19 June 2019 due to his age and fitness. In his brilliant career spanning 19 years, Yuvi scored more than 11 thousand runs. In the IPL, Kings XI Punjab, Sahara Pune Warriors, Mumbai Indians, RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad also scattered.