Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricketTwo-time World Cup champion(T20 & 50 Overs) and one of the best limited-overs batsman, Yuvraj Singh has confirmed his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, in a press conference in Mumbai, today Monday (June 10).
Yuvraj Singh has played in all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.
Yuvraj was the key player in India's World Twenty20 triumph in 2007 & still holds the record for the fastest fifty in a T20I, a feat he managed off 12 balls in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England. This was the same match where he slammed Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over.
Yuvraj also contributed in the 2011 50-over World Cup when India lifted the title for the second time after 1983, a long wait of 28 years and was player-of-the-tournament.
Yuvraj has Played :
One Day (50 Overs) - 304 Matches / 8701 Runs / 36.55 Average / 14-100s / 52 - 50s
Test - 40 Matches / 1900 Runs / 33.9 Average / 3 -100s / 11 - 50s
T20 - 58 Matches / 1177 Runs / 28 Average / 0 -100s / 8 - 50s
The all-rounder is thinking of pursuing a freelance career in foreign T20 leagues. Wishing him all the best for this future endeavors.