One of India’s greatest limited overs cricketers and Man of the Series in World Cup 2011, Yuvraj Singh has announced retirement from international cricket
Yuvraj Singh has called time on his sparkling international career for India and said he will not don the national jersey anymore.
Earlier on, India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh had called a media interaction at a plush South Mumbai hotel Monday, triggering speculations that he may announce his retirement.
One of India’s greatest limited overs cricketers, Yuvraj was seriously contemplating retirement since a long time from international cricket and pursue a freelance career in ICC approved foreign Twenty20 leagues.
A senior BCCI official had recently told PTI that Yuvraj is thinking of calling it quits from international and first class cricket.
“He would like to speak to the BCCI and get more clarity on plying his trade in tournaments like GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holland as he has offers,” a BCCI source privy to the development had said.
Yuvraj last played a Test in 2012 and ODI and T20 in 2017.
Let’s take a look at Yuvraj Singh’s illustrious career in numbers:
Tests: Yuvraj Singh played 40 Test matches, scoring 1900 runs at an average of 33.9
ODIs: Yuvraj Singh has been one of the all-time greats in this format. He played 304 ODIs, scoring 8701 runs at an average of 36.5. He has also taken 111 wickets as a bowler.
T20Is: Yuvraj Singh has played for India in 58 T20Is and 1177 runs at a very good strike rate of 136.6.