The Sixer King thanked Sourav Ganguly and selectors for giving him a chance in International Cricket
Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from the International and First Class cricket in a Press Conference on Monday. He thanked Sourav Ganguly, his first Indian captain for giving him chance to play and his idol Sachin Tendulkar in the farewell speech.
His farewell speech was emotional which focused on the journey of his 17-year cricketing career. His speech focused on the success and failure of his career and the difficult period when he was diagnosed with cancer.
2011 World Cup final, my most memorable moment in cricketing career: Yuvraj Singh
He talked about his most memorable innings of his life. The first test hundred in Lahore in 2004, The Natwest final in 2002, England Test Series in 2007, 6 sixes in 2007 World-Cup, and the most memorable was winning the World Cup final for India in 2011 are the instances he brought in his speech.
Yuvraj hit his highest score in ODIs against England after the comeback in 2017.
He also talked about his bad experiences at the International level. He said, “The worst day in my career was probably the 2014 T20 world cup final against Sri Lanka”. The southpaw scored 11 runs off 21 balls and India lost that match. He added, he thought that his career was finished but he went to basics and scored lots of runs in domestic cricket which first brought him in the t20s and then in the ODI. He registered his highest score of 150 in ODIs against England in 2017.
He thanked all the support staffs, fans, and everyone who was a part of his 19-year-old career. The Sixer King said he was fortunate to play with legends like Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and with his colleagues Zahir Khan, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, and Harbhajan Singh.
He also unveiled his plan on helping the underprivileged kids for fighting cancer though the NGO YouWeCan.
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