In the quarterfinal match against Australia, Yuvraj won the man of the match for his innings of 84 out of 80 balls, against a pace attack consisting of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie, that helped India win by 20 runs. He scored a 28-ball 39 in the first ODI at Peshawar which Pakistan won by 7 runs by the Duckworth–Lewis method. He later was selected for the India-Pakistan Series, returning to form in the second T20I by scoring a blistering 72 off just 36 balls. In the first Test at Multan, he scored 59 - his maiden Test fifty - as India registered an innings win. Yuvi was an integral part of the Men In Blue's World Cup triumph in 2011. [30] In the next match against Sri Lanka, he scored 31 and shared a crucial 60-run sixth-wicket partnership with Mohammad Kaif to set up another successful run-chase. Both Yuvraj Singh & Ashish Nehra have been a part of many of India's famous triumphs that include the 2002 Natwest tri-series in England, ICC Champions Trophy 2002 (India and Sri Lanka were the joint-winners), drawing the … In the second ODI at Kingston, with India needing two runs to win with one wicket in hand and three balls to spare, Yuvraj was bowled by Dwayne Bravo for 93. This was followed by a score of 118 off 122 balls and bowling figures of 4/28, with all of his wickets being specialist batsmen, in the next match in Indore, earning him two consecutive man of the match awards. The all-rounder scalped 15 wickets and scored 362 runs to be adjudged the Player of the tournament. [113][114], In the 2016 IPL auction he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crores. He scored 53 and 49 in the final two matches at Delhi and Ahmedabad respectively, and the series was drawn 2-2. The tournament was followed by a tri-series involving India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. In November 2008, he hit 138 not out from 78 balls against England at Rajkot, taking 64 balls to reach his century which at the time was the second fastest by an Indian in ODIs after Mohammad Azharuddin's century in 1988 against New Zealand came off 62 balls. and scored 27* against England and 27 against West Indies. [4] In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. Yuvraj Singh held a press conference in Mumbai where he announced his decision to retire from all formats of the game. Despite Yuvraj's loss in form, he continued to be a regular feature in the Indian ODI team. Yuvraj was picked in both Test and ODI squads for the Pakistan tour in January–February 2006. He had also won the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship. He played several crucial knocks at crunch moments, and some experts called him the "Unsung hero of SRH's titular run". The pair shared a partnership of 121 runs for the sixth wicket which came to an end when Yuvraj was dismissed for 69 off 63 balls when he top-edged a sweep shot in the 42nd over off the bowling of Paul Collingwood resulting in a simple catch to Alex Tudor at short fine leg. In 2011 world cup Yuvraj Singh took 15 wickets. In the semifinal, he top-scored with 70 off 30 balls and also hit the longest six of the tournament (119 metres (390 ft)) off the bowling of Brett Lee). [40][41] Yuvraj's Test debut came on 16 October 2003 at his home ground Mohali against New Zealand. All players of the victorious Indian team were given a cash reward of ₹80 lakh by the BCCI while Yuvraj was rewarded with an additional ₹1 crore as well as a Porsche 911 by the BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi. [59] In the low-scoring fourth match at Multan, he scored 37 as India took the series with a five-wicket victory. Yuvraj batted in two games of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy which was held in Sri Lanka in September. After his poor showing in the first two Tests, he was dropped for the remainder of the series. He was the player of the series when India won their first ever under-19 World Cup in 2000, in Sri Lanka. He finished his innings with 58 runs off 16 balls and won the man of the match. In the 2018 IPL auction, he was picked by Kings XI Punjab for base price of 2 crores. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20. [121][122], Yuvraj was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console when it was launched in India in 2006. In the process, he reached the fastest fifty ever in a Twenty20 game, off just 12 balls, which was also the fastest in any form of international cricket. The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. He was not named in the T20I squad for India's tour of West Indies in August. [24] However, he proved to be useful with the ball as he took 8 wickets at an average of 27. [125] The upcoming animated full-length feature film Captain India features Yuvraj Singh as the main protagonist.[126]. In April 2015, he announced the intention to invest INR 40–50 crores in online startups, expanding the YouWeCan proposition by setting up YouWeCan Ventures in order to do so. With 362 runs and 15 wickets, Yuvraj Singh was awarded the Man of the Tournament. Yuvraj had originally targeted the CB series in Australia for his return to international cricket. [88][89] He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' for the 2011 World Cup by the ICC and Cricinfo. [103] Yuvraj recounted his best memories through his career, while also recalling his worst. [63], Yuvraj was not named in any of the Indian squads that toured South Africa in late 2006. [46] However, he suffered a drop in form in the latter half of 2004 with batting averages of 31 in the 2004 Asia Cup, 12.33 in the Natwest Series in England and just 4.50 in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy. Yuvraj and South African captain Graeme Smith were jointly awarded the man of the series award as both of them scored 209 runs at 69.66, finishing as the joint-highest run-scorers of the series. Find out in our quiz. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008. [61], Against England, Yuvraj averaged 21.33 in two Tests in March but proved to be successful with both bat and ball in the ODI series in which he again won the player of the series award. Yuvraj was a member of the Indian cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He disappointed in the ODI series with 141 runs from 5 matches, averaging just over 28, but found success in the Test series. During the series, he won the back-to-back man of the match awards in the third and fourth ODIs. India went on to win the game by two wickets with three balls to spare. NEW DELHI: Yuvraj Singh (57 not out) and Suresh Raina (34 not out) helped India register five-wicket victory over Australia and booked a dream World Cup semifinal against arch-rival Pakistan in Mohali. After reaching 50 from 42 balls, he added an additional 88 runs in the next 36 balls. He finished the tournament with 15 wickets and 315 runs in nine matches as India won their second World Cup for the first time in 28 years. In November, Indian team physio Andrew Leipus suggested that Yuvraj was unlikely to recover from the injury before the start of the World Cup in March 2007. Yuvi was in his prime form when India won their 1 st and the only T20 World Cup in 2007 and World Cup 2011. In November 2005, Yuvraj scored 103 in the first ODI against South Africa at Hyderabad to take India from 35/5 to a respectable total of 249/9, and won the man of the match award despite South Africa winning the game by five wickets. Yuvraj Singh match winning innings in the quarterfinals against … Under Shane Warne's captaincy, he struck a century at nearly a run a ball to rescue his team, who were struggling at 59 for 3. In 2015, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs.16 Crores, the highest ever bid at an IPL auction. This came on the back of his fine performances in the Ranji Trophy, having scored 672 runs in five games for Punjab, which included a 260 against Baroda. [76] India won the match as Yuvraj was awarded another man of the match award. ", "And then, probably the worst day in my career, was the 2014 World T20 final against Lanka where I scored 11 off 21 balls. [51] Yuvraj then played in the Videocon Cup in August–September 2005, a triangular series involving India, New Zealand and the hosts Zimbabwe. [44] In the second Test at Lahore, Yuvraj scored his maiden Test century during India's first innings while the rest of the batting line-up struggled against the bowling of Umar Gul. His 100 came up as he hit Sachin Tendulkar for a boundary. [64] He featured in the last two matches of the four-ODI series against Sri Lanka in February 2007, and struck an unbeaten 83-ball 95 in the deciding final game at Visakhapatnam. [92] In March 2012, Yuvraj was discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. Yuvraj Singh had amassed 362 runs and took 15 wickets in the cricket World Cup 2011. A drop in form, disciplinary issues and fitness were talked of as the reasons for his exclusion, but he made a return for the series against Sri Lanka. On 1 May 2009, Yuvraj registered his first hat-trick in T20 cricket against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kingsmead in Durban, the same ground where he hit his six sixes. Yuvraj is a natural stroke player with an aggressive style of play, as seen by his strike rate of above 150 in T20 internationals & just below 90 in ODIs. [60] In the fifth and the final ODI at Karachi, Yuvraj, batting at three, hit his sixth ODI century. India chased down the target with 5 wickets remaining. "[104], He also said "As for now, I have decided to provide service and help for cancer affected people. For his performances in 2007, he was named in the World ODI XI by Cricinfo. 5 Quiz Questions. After the World Cup he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor stage-1 in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, United States as well as the Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana where he was cared for by famed oncologist Dr. Lawrence Einhorn. [111][112] A Kingfisher employee union sent a letter to Yuvraj requesting him not to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. [100] In the second match of the series, he scored his career best score 150, which came off 127 balls, a knock that included 21 fours and three sixes. [53] In the two-match Test tour of Zimbabwe that followed the tri-series, Yuvraj scored 12 and 25 runs. He said that he had decided to "Move On". World Cup 2011 Three sleepless nights before semi-final - Riaz Apr 5, 2011 Wahab Riaz, who picked up his maiden ODI five-for against India in the World Cup semi-final, had spent three nights planning his strategy against India's batsmen ahead of the clash; India crowned world champions Dhoni the greatest Indian captain - Ganguly He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World T20, both of which India won. [12], Yuvraj began his career with Punjab Under-16s at the age of 13 years and 11 months in November of the 1995–96 season against Jammu and Kashmir-16s. He dismissed Robin Uthappa, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis. In 2011 world cup Yuvraj Singh scored total 362 runs. He made his international debut against Kenya in the pre-quarterfinal. World Cup 2011 Three sleepless nights before semi-final - Riaz. Yuvraj has also been involved in sports based e-commerce; he is a brand ambassador of sports365.in, an online store focused on selling sports goods and fitness equipment. [28] In the final ODI at Guwahati, Yuvraj made 75 runs from 52 balls, sharing a 157-run fifth-wicket partnership with Mongia who scored his career-best unbeaten 159, to help India post a total of 333 in their 50 overs. [77] He was dismissed for 14 in the final against Pakistan but India went on to win by five runs and win the tournament. He did so despite straining his back, which necessitated the use of Gautam Gambhir as a runner. His innings of 107* which came off 93 balls with 13 boundaries helped India comfortably chase down a target of 287 while losing only two wickets. [11] He also did two short roles as child star in Mehndi Sagna Di and Putt Sardara. With Suresh Raina scoring a century on Test debut and Cheteshwar Pujara making a compelling case for higher honours with consistent first-class performances, Yuvraj was dropped from the Test squad for the two-match series against Australia. [25] In the Standard Bank triangular series involving hosts South Africa, India and Kenya, Yuvraj managed to score only 69 runs from 6 innings, including a duck in the final against South Africa. [33] This win eliminated Sri Lanka from the series with another round of matches still to be played. [95], Yuvraj in an interview with Hindustan Times during his cancer treatment, said ‘Even if I die let India win World Cup’. READ: ICC World Test Championship Final Postponed To June 18-22, Venue Still Undecided Yuvraj & Nehra's contributions to Team India. In the TVS Cup tri-series in October–November 2003 involving India, Australia and New Zealand, he scored 113 runs from 7 games at an average of 18.83 and top-score of 44.[42]. ICC World Cup 2011: Yuvraj Singh creates history against Ireland Yuvraj's figures of 10-0-31-5, still the best figures for an Indian spinner in World Cup cricket. He came back on the field, and took two massive wickets as well, as India ended their group stage with a victory. He scored 3 against Zimbabwe in the opening match, and 62 in the semifinal against South Africa. [17] In 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy, he scored 149 against Haryana. Yuvraj began his career with Punjab Under-16s at the age of 13 years and 11 months in November of the 1995–96 season against Jammu and Kashmir-16s. India clinched the World Cup title for the second time in April, 2011. Yuvraj was released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2019 IPL Auction, where was purchased by Mumbai Indians for his base price of ₹1 crore. His mother Shabnam Singh was with him during his diagnosis in the USA. In September 2006, Yuvraj was dropped from the playing eleven during the 2006-07 DLF Cup in Kuala Lumpur after he registered two consecutive ducks against Australia and West Indies. [97], Singh was picked in India's T20I squad for the January 2016 Australia tour on the back of strong performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he was the third-highest run scorer with 341 runs at an average of 85.25. [38] He top-scored for India in the 7th match with a 69-ball 68, but could not get support from any other batsman. A Cricinfo report published in late 2005 showed that since 1999, he was the fourth most prolific fielder in affecting ODI run outs, and of those on the list of prolific fielders, he had the second highest rate of effecting a run out. [101], Following the match, Singh revealed that he had thought of quitting after having been dropped from the team. [15] His first break-out performance came in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy Final of 1999 against Bihar at Jamshedpur; Bihar were all out with a score of 357 and Yuvraj batted at three for Punjab and made 358 runs himself. Yuvraj averaged 15.50 in the ODI series against the touring Zimbabwe side in December 2000 after which he was dropped from the team. The selectors picked Yuvraj to be a part of the 15-member Indian squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September 2012. 362 & 15: The Aggregate Runs and Wickets Tally for Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup. His issues began with breathing difficulties, nausea and bouts of vomiting blood. Yuvraj’s spell got featured in the top 5 list of the best spells in Cricket World Cup 2011. Following the team's 15-run victory, he was named the Player of the Match. He could not make an impact in the One Day series against Pakistan and England, only scoring 1 half century in 7 matches. Having only taken four or more wickets on five occasions 312 one-day internationals, he has achieved the feat four times in seven matches at the tournament. of 2007 by ESPN Cricinfo. In 1996–97, Yuvraj was promoted to Punjab Under-19s and scored 137 not out against Himachal Pradesh Under-19s. He won the man of the match award for this innings and was also adjudged player of the series. [86], For his performances in 2009, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC.[87]. India went on to lose the series 4-1. His father threw away the medal and told him to forget skating and concentrate on cricket. [80] He enjoyed a return to form in India's home ODI series against Pakistan in November 2007. [119], Yuvraj is primarily a left-handed batsman but can bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin, which he improved in the latter part of his career. And then the most memorable one was the 2011 World Cup finals. [23] He scored only 14 against New Zealand in the final which India lost. [13] In 1996–97, Yuvraj was promoted to Punjab Under-19s and scored 137 not out against Himachal Pradesh Under-19s. India faced a required run rate of nearly 12 per over when at 100 for 4 in the 12th over, but Yuvraj's unbeaten 102 run partnership with Dhoni guided India to victory. He was also fined for showing dissent in the final match in Jaipur. He completed his graduation degree in Commerce from DAV College, Panjab University, Chandigarh. In 2020, Yuvraj played in the Ultimate Kricket Challenge. Yuvraj Singh was the Player of the Series in India's victorious and historic campaign in the 2011 World Cup. He also took his 100th ODI wicket with the dismissal of Wesley Barresi in the World Cup match against the Netherlands. He is regarded as a better batsman against fast bowling than spin bowling, and cites the Indian Oil Cup 2005 as a turning point in his career. [94] However, Yuvraj had a woeful time in the ODI series that followed, scoring 19 runs in four innings, and being visibly troubled by the pace of Mitchell Johnson. [120] Yuvraj is one of the athletic fielders in the Indian team, fielding primarily at point & covers with a good aim at the stumps. Read this article to know more records of the Yuvraj singh. [124] The Bollywood animated film, Jumbo features cricketer Yuvraj Singh's voice therefore starting his career in Bollywood. [75] The knock later was named the Best Twenty20 Batting Performance Yuvraj was selected to play in the Champions Trophy 2017. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match. Celebrations: Yuvraj Singh with team-mates after taking the wicket of Alex Cusack Yuvraj took five for 31 - his best bowling in a World Cup - as India dismissed Ireland for 207. This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams had appeared in the final. [5][6] He last represented India in June 2017, against the West Indies.[7]. He scored a fifty in three of his first three innings in that World Cup and got his maiden five-wicket haul in the match against Ireland. Yuvraj made his comeback during the 2001 Coca-Cola Cup in Sri Lanka. When in good touch, he can clear the ropes quite effortlessly. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. He was also a part of the Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016. [117], In June 2019, Yuvraj was selected to play for the Toronto Nationals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. Yuvraj's cancer was detected by a Russian doctor in 2011. Yuvraj's own charity YouWeCan has treated over hundreds of cancer patients. In October–November 2005, Yuvraj had a quiet seven-match ODI series at home against Sri Lanka. The first two Tests were drawn and Yuvraj batted only once, in the second Test, scoring 4. After scoring 45 in the first innings, he went to score his second Test hundred in the second innings (122 runs from 144 balls). He said that it was on the suggestion of Punjab Cricket Association secretary Puneet Bali that he has considered to come out of retirement. I was not performing and after being dropped I thought [about] whether I wanted to continue or not."[102]. In the first match at Lord's, Yuvraj won the man of the match for his all-round performance (3/39 and 64*) as India successfully chased down England's total of 271. 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