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Yuvraj singh announces retirement from international cricket.

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Still remember his debut innings during the 2000 ICC knock out tournament where the 18 year old  announced himself on the World stage with  confident knock against an Australian attack consisting of Mc Grath, Brett Lee then came the Natwest Moment in 2002 and from thereon he became the most important member of the side in both departments for the next decade where he eventually lead the team to World Cup Glory after 28 years. 

 

Sachin had always been contributing at the top but because of a weak middle order India often fell short of the target so Yuvraj emergence was very vital to success that team India enjoyed in the 2000s , First by forming crucial partnerships with Mohammed Kaif and then with MSD in the middle order. 

 

A batsman like Yuvraj can hold the team together for a generation,  India was lucky to have found him at the right time which can be assessed from the fact that India is yet to find an able replacement for him inspite of trying many others like Jadhav,  Rahane, Pandey,  Rahul in the middle order. 

 

Was finished as a player after 2011 and could never regain his old form. Still played like a Champion in his peak years. 

 

Thanks for the memories Yuvi. 

 

 

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Also was an exceptional fielder before he put on weight during his later years. Remember that catch of Jonty Rhodes during 2002 Champions Trophy and many other catches that he took diving in the air. 

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India's Michael Bevan . Key player in 2007 WT20 and 2011 WC wins.

 

He could have been a good test match player too but him & Kaif got sandwitched between Sachin generation & Virat generation. Unfortunately, his 40 test caps were mostly sporadic as a replacement for an injured player from Fab 4 . He had a great chance to cement test place in 2011 after world cup win  and retirement of Dravid and Laxman in that season. Unfortunately, his battle with cancer came at a wrong time. He would have cemented his test place if not for that rendering him half the player he was. 

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23 minutes ago, velu said:

we use to crap when chasing earlier , if sachin gets out early most of the time our batsmen end up panikcing ..

uv and kaif and then yuvi + msd completely changed our game when chasing  

 

Yes. We were horrible chasing before Yuvi's time.

 

Got much better at chasing with Yuvi, Kaif ... then Yuvi, Dravid ... then Yuvi, MSD, Raina.

 

 

 

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Congrats on a great career Yuvi, tons of love, respect and gratitude. No other cricketer has given me as much joy as Yuvi in full flow. Went beyond showmanship during certain occasions like Buchanan said after that blistering 139 in 2004 CB series against ATG Aus. I will remember the Yuvi of 2000-2011, hope the post cancer version of him isn't a reason for people to underrate a white ball ATG. 

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Wow!! Time is cruel and dont stop for anyone. What a great ambassador and Champion!!!

 

Thank You for the contribution to Indian cricket. Great memories of Indian cricket in last 18 years has so many Yuvraj sagas to list here. 

 

As a fan, yuvi in full flight, in batting or fielding or while chasing or 6 hitting abilities, gives a high as any great athlete will give you. His game was that pure when it was at its peak. 

 

As a fellow human, showed what perseverance and self belief can do after a terrible disease. 

 

Good luck on second innings Yuvi!! 

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3 hours ago, Suhaan said:

He served the two wc trophies on a platter to MSD

For Dhoni,there was Yuvraj who always watched his back in tough times

+1... For me most memorable was his debut in the champions trophy and that 83 against Aus

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Remember still the headlines in midday newspaper travelling in a local train 

 

Yuvraj today , King tomorrow ? In his u19 wc performance ( had made 80 odd in 50 balls ) 

 

followed him since then -what a fantastic player . Fielder , bowler , batter , human being par excellence . Never saw him abusing anybody . His 150 against England in 2017 was like a throwback in time . Brought tears . 

 

Thanks for being yuvi .. 

 

 

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Yuvraj what a player. Congrats on a great career and good luck on his post-retirement endeavors. His LOI batting was ATG and also a great fielder in his prime. He is also a decent bowler providing allround value to his game. He was one of the key players during our T20 WC in 07 and 50 over WC 2011. His fighting qualities can be seen in his fight against cancer and coming back to the game. I recall him scoring a quick 30+ (faster than others) in a T20 against NZ in 2012 in Chennai which was his first post-cancer game. He also scored a quick fifty against Aus in a 200+ score in a T20. Thanks for the moments Yuvraj. You will be always in Indian fans' hearts

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The 6 6’s he hit of broad is one of the greatest cricketing moments I have watched live.

 

Other memorable Yuvi moments I watched live

 

His debut game vs Australia

 

His partnership with Raina vs Australia in WC 2011 QF

 

His partnership with Kaif vs England Natwest trophy final 2002

 

 His innings vs Australia WT20 semifinal

 

His partnership with Dravid vs Pakistan 2003

 

His 138 vs England from 60-70 balls in 2007-2008

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This six will go down in history of Cricket as one of the longest whilst being the the most elegant looking six at the same time. He made it look so easy on 92 miles per hour delivery.

 

 

Yuvraj, thank you. 2011 WC memories will forever remain with every Indian Cricket Fan, and thanks for doing it for India.

 

Enjoy the Post Cricket life - CHAMPION

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

This six will go down in history of Cricket as one of the longest whilst being the the most elegant looking six at the same time. He made it look so easy on 92 miles per hour delivery.

 

 

Yuvraj, thank you. 2011 WC memories will forever remain with every Indian Cricket Fan, and thanks for doing it for India.

 

Enjoy the Post Cricket life - CHAMPION

 

 

I would say that innings against Australia is still one of the best t20 innings.What a player.:hatsoff:

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15 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

This six will go down in history of Cricket as one of the longest whilst being the the most elegant looking six at the same time. He made it look so easy on 92 miles per hour delivery.

 

 

Yuvraj, thank you. 2011 WC memories will forever remain with every Indian Cricket Fan, and thanks for doing it for India.

 

Enjoy the Post Cricket life - CHAMPION

 

 

what an innings that was.....that 6 sixes gets the news but this was an outstanding knock 

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I respect him more for what he did slogging with young guys in Ranjis.Guy like Bhajji skips Ranjis but plays IPL. Yuvi played Ranjis too guiding youngsters.It is so invaluable for any youngster coming up to have a guy like Yuvi in their dressing room to share his experiences.

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26 minutes ago, putrevus said:

I respect him more for what he did slogging with young guys in Ranjis.Guy like Bhajji skips Ranjis but plays IPL. Yuvi played Ranjis too guiding youngsters.It is so invaluable for any youngster coming up to have a guy like Yuvi in their dressing room to share his experiences.

big reason was yuvi always had a chance of coming back to the team and for bhajji door were shut years ago . Yuvi didnt play a lot of games last yr when he understood he has absolute no chance

If someone did that well it was gambhir 

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6 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

 

At his peek one of the best ODI players......at that time for me he was infact the best ODI cricketer in the team 

 

Amazing batsman to watch when in full flow. A legend who knocked the living day lights off of many a bowler. His six sixers propelled T20 to heights of popularity. He along with Dhoni and Raina made difficult chases look easy. Key contributor to two world cups wins. Played with khunnas against ugly Aussies and gave some memorable wins against them. UVFAN4EVR!

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That first innings of Yuvraj Singh was just amazing and announced himself on the scene along with Zaheer Khan.  Brought lot of joy to the fans. Had ups and down in his career and the WC 2011 was the icing on the cake.  Many close observers of the game may argue he could've achieved much greater feats if he had worked hard given his talent but in the end a legend of Indian Cricket who brought style and panache in the middle order along with his fielding in the earlier stage of his career. 

 

:hatsoff:

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I think he retired from International cricket. Will he be playing in foreign leagues like Big Bash ,BPL or CPL now ? 
Its PSL which would be eyeing him

Lets see his loyalty

Anyhow a great player an ATG

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42 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

big reason was yuvi always had a chance of coming back to the team and for bhajji door were shut years ago . Yuvi didnt play a lot of games last yr when he understood he has absolute no chance

If someone did that well it was gambhir 

Doesn't matter why he did it, there was no gurantee that he would be selected.Gambhir played his last test in 2016 where as Yuvi played his last test in 2012 yet Yuvi played FC even in 2019. Bhajji also played tests in 2015 too. Yuvi was the guy who played FC cricket in 2019 even though he played his last test in 2012.

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Just now, putrevus said:

Doesn't matter why he did it, there was no gurantee that he would be selected.Gambhir played his last test in 2016 where as Yuvi played his last test in 2012 yet Yuvi played FC even in 2019. Bhajji also played tests in 2015 too. Yuvi was the guy who played FC cricket in 2019 even though he played his last test in 2012.

Actually, players play domestic to stay relevant wrt to the IPL. Even Yuvi along with Bhajji and others have been selective in playing Ranji.  Even Bhajji has played in Ranji for a while. They also take up the spot of budding youngsters who probably need and have earned the spot more than these seasoned players who done playing for the country.  Anyways, not the thread for this discussion.  

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25 minutes ago, putrevus said:

Doesn't matter why he did it, there was no gurantee that he would be selected.Gambhir played his last test in 2016 where as Yuvi played his last test in 2012 yet Yuvi played FC even in 2019. Bhajji also played tests in 2015 too. Yuvi was the guy who played FC cricket in 2019 even though he played his last test in 2012.

but yuvi played his last international game in 2017 and there was no way selectors wud have considered him had he not made runs in domestic even if it means 4 day format plus he never left his test aspiration . Not saying its bad but wasnt to guide youngsters thats comes with it . 

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One of the leading LOI players of his era during the 7 year peak (Jan 2005-Dec 2011). Great matchwinner with the bat, top fielder and capable bowler. He would be in my Indian all-time ODI XI for sure.

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That knock in QF against Australia against Brett lee and company on a pitch that was slow and aided reverse swing. We needed around 100+ runs when Raina came to the crease and a crappy ass lower order but the way yuvi played that game wow. Balls of steel. Such a great player and even a greater human being. You are an inspiration yuvi. Enjoy your retirement. Thank you so much for entertaining us all these years. It was a joy.

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53 minutes ago, Laaloo said:

That knock in QF against Australia against Brett lee and company on a pitch that was slow and aided reverse swing. We needed around 100+ runs when Raina came to the crease and a crappy ass lower order but the way yuvi played that game wow. Balls of steel. Such a great player and even a greater human being. You are an inspiration yuvi. Enjoy your retirement. Thank you so much for entertaining us all these years. It was a joy.

Yuvi was lights out in that match. The way he handled the pressure to me that was the cup.After that match I knew 95% we were winning the cup.

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True indian cricket legend for latest generation

 

Champions trophy vs Aus knock

138 something vs AUS in AUS

6 sixes

T20 wc

2011 wc

130 plus vs eng

150 vs Eng

 

great memories

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