Yuvraj Singh comes up with special message for Pakistani fans
‘Never Give Up’ attitude is the best phrase that describes Yuvraj Singh’s cricketing career. He has always lived up to his standards not just in terms of batting but in bowling and fielding too. Back in the days, Sourav Ganguly and the Indian team management spotted Yuvraj Singh’s sheer talent after he was named the Player of the Tournament in the 2000 Under-19 World Cup in which he scored as many as 203 runs and picked up 12 wickets as Mohammad Kaif’s team won the title after defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
Yuvraj Singh contributed to India’s success in the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and then he continued to channelise his aggression in the 50-over World Cup in 2011 in India where he was named the Player of the Tournament. His staggering six sixes in an over that he smashed against England’s Stuart Broad in the quarter-final of the tournament was a treat to the fans.
Yuvraj scored 362 runs in the World Cup 2011 tournament at an incredible average of 90.50 including a hundred and four half-centuries. Besides his contribution with the bat, he also picked 15 wickets at 25.13 including a five-wicket haul.
But sadly, Yuvraj Singh had a rare form of cancer in his lungs. He flew to the United States soon after to get his cancer treated and also started the toughest battle of his life. He underwent a lot of chemotherapy sessions in the United States. He fought against the disease and eventually recovered from it.
In 2012, Yuvraj Singh made a stellar comeback as he started playing for India ending and then inspired millions. He scored 150 against England in 2017 ODI series in India, which was his career-best in ODIs.
The sixer king retired from ODIs with 8701 runs from 304 ODIs at an average of 36.55 with 14 hundreds and 52 fifties. He played 40 Tests, scoring 1900 runs at an average of 33.92 with three centuries. In 58 T20Is, he scored 1177 runs at 28.02 with 8 half-centuries.
Recently, Yuvraj Singh thanked Pakistani fans for showing unconditional love and support during his tough battle with cancer. Speaking talking to Afridi on his YouTube channel, Yuvraj revealed that many Pakistani fans sent wishes to him on social media during his tough days.
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“I still remember when I was in the US for treatment, and Twitter was new at that time. I posted something about my treatment and loads of Pakistani people sent their prayers for me,” Yuvraj said as quoted by Times Now.
“I’d like to thank Pakistani fans for supporting me during those days, for any cricketer, cricket is everything, and it was indeed challenging to deal with a life-threatening disease like cancer,” added Yuvraj.