Tendulkar took to Twitter to write: “It’s been a year since You(Vi) retired… My first memory of you was during the Chennai camp and I couldn’t help but notice that you were very athletic and deceptively quick at Point. I needn’t talk about your 6 hitting ability, it was evident you could clear any ground in the world.”
It’s been a year since You(Vi) retired..My first memory of you was during the Chennai camp & I couldn’t help but… https://t.co/9FdJdeJQAE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1591786918000
It was on June 10, 2019, when swashbuckling batsman Yuvraj called time on his career after having almost 20 years of experience in international cricket.
In a career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests, Singh imprinted his place as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceptive bowling or fierce batting.
Big events brought out the best in him – be it his international cricket entry at 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, the mind-numbing batting exhibition at inaugural 2007 World Twenty20, or the all-round performance at 2011 World Cup.
A fighter to the core, Yuvraj battled all odds to return to the cricket field after successfully getting treated for a rare germ cell tumour. An appearance at the 2014 T20 World Cup finals looked like a perfect script until Yuvraj found the going tough.
“This was probably the most difficult time in my cricket career, the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when I laboured to 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was all but over, everyone wrote me off too. But I never stopped believing in myself,” Yuvraj had said while announcing his retirement.