Twitter reacts as Yuvi announces retirement
India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh made his decision to retire from all forms of cricket. Soon after the announcement, the fans on social media mourn his departure.
As Yuvraj brought down curtains on his career in a press conference in Mumbai, his friend and former teammate Virender Sehwag posted a heartfelt message along with a picture of his with Yuvi to wish him best for the second innings in life.
Sehwag on his official Twitter account wrote, “Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always”.
In a recent press conference in Mumbai, the 37-year-old Yuvraj Singh made his announcement, saying: “It’s was great rollercoaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end. It was the right time to go.”
“I would say I am extremely lucky to play 400-plus games for India. I would’ve not imagined doing this when I started my career as a cricket. Through this journey, some matches that remain in my memory are – the 2002 NatWest series final, my first Test hundred in Lahore in 2004, the 2007 Test series in England, of course the six sixes and the 2007 T20 World Cup. And then the most memorable one was the 2011 World Cup finals.”
“And then, probably the worst day in my career, was the 2014 World T20 final against Sri Lanka where I scored 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was over,” Yuvraj said.
“Congratulations on a wonderful career playing for the country paji. You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion. @YUVSTRONG12,” Indian skipper Virat Kohli tweeted.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always pic.twitter.com/sUNAoTyNa8
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 10, 2019
End of an era! Yuvi pa, ur ability with the bat, the glorious 6s, the impeccable catches & the good times we've had, will be missed beyond years. The class & grit u brought to the field will be an inspiration forever. Thank u, @YUVSTRONG12 Have an equally remarkable 2nd innings! pic.twitter.com/ZWNeC9WkZL
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj Singh in ICC Finals:
Most by any player in Cricket history!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 10, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2019
One of the greatest match-winners in the history of the game,a fighter who built an extraordinary career through difficult challenges & came out a winner every time-We all are so proud of you #YuvrajSingh , u can be very proud of what u have you done for our country @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/w4wUe31De0
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 10, 2019
Congratulations Prince @YUVSTRONG12 on a wonderful career. You were the best ever white ball cricketer India had. @BCCI should retire Number 12 jersey in the tribute to your career. Wish I could bat like you Champion #Yuvrajsinghretires #ThankYouYuvraj #ThankYouYuvi
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 10, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful career playing for the country paji. You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/LXSWNSQXog
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) June 10, 2019
A brother. A mentor. A fighter. A LEGEND of the game and a Superb human being 🙌🏻 Wish you the very best in your journey ahead @YUVSTRONG12 🤗 May the innings ahead be as killer as you 😎✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/sTZ6MdZGoe
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) June 10, 2019
"This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward. It has been a lovely journey…see you on the other side": @YUVSTRONG12 #Yuvrajsinghretires pic.twitter.com/nilMRXW5kJ
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) June 10, 2019
Well done yuvipa..you are a legend on and off the field…#fighter #inspiration #friend …I m sure 2nd inning will be even more successful..good things happens to good people…@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/UH4P2Rmalg
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) June 10, 2019
End of an era. Your contributions to #IndianCricket is unparalleled and your retirement will definitely create a void amongst all cricket fans all over the world. Not to mention, your journey with cricket is an inspiration to many. Thank You for all the memories. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/Bj7fT35neA
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) June 10, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful career Yuvi bhai. I feel so lucky to have shared the dressing room with you. You gave us so many victories and made us all so proud. You’re a true legend. Will see you soon @indiancricketteam @BCCI@YUVSTRONG12 @DelhiCapitals
#missyou #star #india pic.twitter.com/qWVALQoVvv
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 10, 2019
Congratulations on a brilliant career mate @BCCI, @cricketworldcup winner ,Man of the tournament 2011 World Cup, six6's!! Will we see him as a global t20 player? Who would like him to play @NatWestBlastT20 and hundred100 next year? @ECB_cricket @toisports @NewsNationTV #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/udfhhxES4g
— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) June 10, 2019
@YUVSTRONG12 congrats bud on a brilliant career! You have entertained us for years… never forget your 2011 World Cup! By gee you could really light up a Stadium! Not many players did that! 👏🏻👏🏻
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) June 10, 2019