Yuvraj Singh was born in 12 December 1981, he is an Indian Cricketer who played all three formats of the game. He is a middle order batsman who bats left-handedly and bowls left arm spin. Yuvraj is the son of Yograj Singh who himself was an Indian fast bowler and now he is in the Punjabi Film industry. He Singh joined the Indian international ODI squad in October 2000 and he played his first test match in October 2003. Yuvraj became the vice-captain of the Indian team in between 2007-2008. Yuvraj is one of the talented player in Indian team. He singh set various records with his bat as well as with bowl. He is one of the best all-rounder in the Indian Cricket team .
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with the cancerous tumor in his left lung and he underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he discharged from the hospital after the final treatment of chemotherapy and returned to India in April.
Early Life and Personal Life
Yuvraj Singh was born in 12 December 1981 into a Sikh family. He is the son of Yograj Singh and his mother is Shabnam Singh, They both get divorced when Yuvraj is studying in the school. After the divorce Yuvraj chose to stay with his mother.He studied in DAV Public School in Chandigarh.
Yuvraj’s favorite sports in the childhood was Tennis and Roller Skating and he also won National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship but his father want him to concentrate on cricket only. His father took him to the training everyday. In his early life Yuvraj struggle very much, not financially but mentally.
In the childhood he also get some short roles in the Punjabi movie “Mehndi Sagna Di” and “Putt Sardara”. Yuvraj Singh get engaged with Hazel Keech on 12 November 2015 and got married on 30 November 2016. His wife is an bollywood actress who playted roles in various bollywood movies.
Yuvraj Singh made his ODI debut on 3 October 2000 against Kenya in which he bowled four overs conceding 16 runs but did not get the chance to bat. In the quarter final match against Australia yuvraj scores 84 runs in just 80 balls and won the man of the match award. In the semi-final match against South Africa Yuvraj scored 41 runs picked 1 wicket by giving only 15 runs. But in the final he didn’t score well, he got out by scoring only 14 runs which was lost by india.
Yuvraj scored his maiden ODI century on 11 April 2003 against Bangladesh at Dhaka. He made his test debut on 16 October 2003 at his home ground Mohali against New Zealand. In his debut match he scored 20 runs in first inning and 5* runs in second inning.
Yuvraj Singh become the vice-captain of Indian team in the ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa. In that tournament he hit six sixes in an over against England. In that match he score the fastest fifty in any International format of cricket, he scored 58 runs in just 16 balls. Yuvraj was in massive form in that tournament which helps India to won the Twenty20 World Cup 2007.
In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup yuvraj played outstandingly and scored 362 runs including 1 century, 4 fifties, 15 wickets and 4 Man of the Match awards. Yuvraj was also awarded as a Player of the Tournament. Currently Yuvraj Singh is not in the Indian squad but he surely make his comeback in the Indian squad soon.
Yuvraj Singh scored 1900 runs in just 40 matches with the batting average of 33.93. He scored 11 half centuries and 3 centuries in the test cricket with the best score of 169 runs.
He scored 8701 runs in just 304 matches with the batting average of 36.56. Yuvraj scored 52 half centuries and 14 centuries in ODI Cricket with the best score of 150 runs.
Yuvraj Singh scored 1177 runs in just 58 matches with the batting average of 28.02. He scored 12 half centuries in T20 Cricket with the best score of 83 runs.
- Six sixes in an over in the ICC World Twenty20 2007.
- Fastest T20 fifty in the T20 World Cup.
- He became the first all-rounder to reach 300 plus runs and took 15 wickets in a single world cup.
- He was the Man of the Tournament in the ICC World Cup 2011.
- Yuvraj awarded by Arjuna Award in 2012 by the President of India.
- He awarded with Padma Shri in 2014.
- Yuvraj honored with FICCI most inspiring Sportsperson of the year Award.