Yuvraj Singh retires from International Cricket
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
New Delhi: India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has said that he will be retiring, drawing curtains on his 19-year illustrious career. The 37-year-old all-rounder made the announcement after an emotional video featuring his father was played, during a press conference in Mumbai on Monday, 10 June.
Besides being named the Man of the Series during India’s victorious campaign at the 2011 WC, Singh was also part of the India’s winning campaign at the 2007 World T20.
The left-handed batsman from Punjab has however, been out of favour for a while as far as the national squad was concerned – last making an appearance in the shorter formats nearly two years back.
According to reports, Singh is looking to pursue a freelance career in ICC-approved foreign Twenty20 leagues and has been in talks with BCCI about the same.
Since making his international debut in 2000, Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals. He was forced to step away from the game in February 2012 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. But later that year, he made a comeback to the Indian team in the second T20 against New Zealand in September.