CRICKET- Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect in Mumbai on Monday.
Yuvraj made his debut for India against Kenya in 2000 and played in 304 one-day internationals and scored 8701 runs at an average of 36.55. He played 40 Tests for India scoring 1900 runs with three centuries and 11 half-centuries.
Yuvraj’s best performance came in 2011 World Cup which India won after 28 years. He was awarded the man-of-the-tournament.
Since making a comeback to the national side in 2012 after a long battle with germ cell cancer, Yuvraj has been struggling to find his form again. He last played a Test in 2012 and ODI and T20 in 2017.
Making the announcement today, Yuvraj said, “I am retiring from first-class cricket for sure. Would like to play a little bit of T20 cricket overseas if the BCCI allows me to."
ICC, BCCI, his fellow Indian players and fans are paying tributes to him online.