Gambhir urges to retire Yuvraj’s number 12 jersey
Gautam Gambhir has urged BCCI to retire the jersey number 12 which Yuvraj Singh used to wear as a part of a tribute for his contribution to Indian cricket.
Gautam Gambhir re-alived the memories of the 2007 T20 Word Cup victory while giving an interview with The Times of India and he praised Yuvraj Singh for his performance during the tournament that saw him belt six sixes in an over against England en route to the fastest fifty in T20Is, a record that remains untouched to this date.
In the 2007 World Cup, Yuvraj scored 148 runs in five innings at a stunning strike-rate of 194.73, playing a stellar role in India’s campaign.
While remembering the knocks that Yuvraj played, Gambhir urged to retire his jersey to give him a fitting tribute.
“The month of September, meanwhile, has special emotions for me. It was in this month in 2007 that we won the ICC T20 World Cup. The incredible Yuvraj Singh was in his elements. Just for the performance in that tournament and in the 2011 World Cup, I’d urge BCCI to retire the number 12 jersey that he wore. It will be a fitting tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime cricketer.”
“We didn’t know what was coming. Hence, rather than worrying about the future we concentrated on the next delivery. I remember asking my dear friend Yuvraj the secret of hitting those six sixes against England. Prince – as I call him fondly – said, “Gauti yaar buss ho gaya (it just happened), I never planned. What Yuvraj is saying is he kept it simple. He batted with a clear mind,” he concluded.