Yuvraj Singh, India's finest all-rounder and hero of the 2011 World Cup, announced his retirement on Monday. Yuvraj said goodbye to international and first-class cricket, he wants to make a freelance career ahead of the ICC-accredited foreign Twenty20 league.
Regarded as one of India's greatest limited overs cricketers, some of Yuvraj's career highlights range from playing a brilliant 69 run knock in the 2002 Natwest final, in which India beat England by 2 wickets, to smashing England's Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in one over in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa (2007) - a tournament which India went on to win, to playing a big role in taking India to the 2011 World Cup title.
Yuvraj has scored 8,701 runs in 304 ODIs for India. Yuvraj had debuted in ODIs against Kenya in 2000 and played his last one-day match against the West Indies.
Yuvraj played against Mumbai Indians this year in IPL, but he did not get much chance. Yuvraj scored a total of 98 runs in 4 matches this year from Mumbai Indians in the IPL. During this period, his best score was 53 runs.
The 37-year-old Yuvraj played his last ODI against India against the West Indies on 30 June 2017. Yuvraj played his last T20 match against England on 1 February 2017. While the last Test match was played against England in December 2012.