Yuvraj Singh has established himself as a successful cricket player in India. He has been a part of the national cricket team since 2000 and was recently awarded the Arjuna Award.
He is also a successful businessman who runs a chain of restaurants in India and has also branched out internationally to Canada and the United States.
This blog is about Yuvraj Singh and will give you an insight into the career path of this young Indian cricket legend.
Yuvraj Singh, born in December 1981, is an Indian international cricketer. He could bat in the middle order and bowl slow left-arm orthodox, known for his aggressive batting style and all-around ability.
He has won 7 Player of the Series awards in One Day International cricket. He is also the son of former Indian fast bowler Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.
The Rise to Fame of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj made his debut as a 13-year-old cricket player playing for Punjab Under-16s in 1995–96. After that season, he was promoted from Punjab Under-19s to the main team and excelled in 1996–97 when he scored 137 not out against Himachal Pradesh Under 19s.
In late 1997, he was made to play his first First-Class match for Punjab during the Ranji Trophy but failed to deliver in his very first game. In 1999, Yuvraj played for Punjab Under 19’s playing in the Cooch Behar Trophy Final against Bihar at Jamshedpur.
Yuvraj made his international cricket debut in 2003 and had a prolific career that included a number of awards for his successful branch both as an all-rounder and a captain.
Yuvraj played for the Indian cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017, and his first Test match was in October 2003.
During the 2007 season, Yuvraj led a successful start to India’s campaign at the World Twenty20 tournament; he impressed many with his presence of mind while facing England player Stuart Broad becoming only the third footballer to hit six consecutive sixes during an international match against the opposition of test-playing status.
During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a five-wicket haul and score a fifty in the same match. He also won the Man of the Tournament Award after taking fifteen wickets and scoring three hundred sixty-two runs during that particular game.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvraj Singh married British film actress and model Hazel Keech in November 2016 at Fatehgarh Sahib.
In January 2022, the couple welcomed their first child.
Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. He was discharged from the hospital in March 2012 after completing his third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. His first game after being discharged was shortly before the international Twenty20 match against New Zealand.
On June 10, 2019, Yuvraj Singh announced to the general public that he was retiring from all forms of international cricket for India. He last represented his country of India in June 2017 when he played a game against the West Indies.