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About Yuvraj Singh

India has produced several great and popular sports personalities in various fields. But the one that does need special mention is the high profile batsman, Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

His personal life

This Indian international cricketer was born on 12th December 1981 in a Sikh family. His father was an ex-Indian cricketer named Yograj Singh and his mother, Shabnam Singh. During his childhood years, he had the keen interest in sports like roller skating and tennis and was indeed perfect at both. He went on to win the Under 14 National Roller Skating Championship. But his father wanted him to focus on the game of cricket and threw away the medal earned from skating. He then used to train Yuvraj every day.

He studied in Chandigarh City’s famous DAV Public School. Yuvraj Singh also acted as child start in the movies Putt Sardara and Mehndi Sagna Di. After the divorce of his parents, he preferred to stay along with his mother. He got engaged on 12th November 2015 to Hazel Keech, marrying her on the 30th of November 2016.

Career

Yuvraj Singh is credit with playing all forms of cricket and are a successful all-rounder playing left-handed and generally coming up in the middle order. He is also is a good bowler bowling slow left-arm orthodox. Since October 2000, he has been playing regularly in the Odis with the Indian Cricket Team. It was in October 2003 that he played his very first Test match. Between the years 2007 & 2008, he became the Indian ODI cricket team’s vice-captain. At the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup, he was declared ‘Man of the Tournament’ due to his explosive form and was among the top performers at the ICC World Twenty 20 game held in 2007. His contribution did help India to win both the times.

At a World Twenty20 game against England, he hit 6 sixes in just a single over that was bowled by the well-known Stuart Broad. This is considered to be a feat which is performed just three times previously for any type of senior cricket until then. Also, this feat was never achieved before an international match between any 2 test cricket teams. The same match also saw him create records for achieving the fastest 50 in the Twenty20 Internationals & in all the Twenty20 cricket played, thereby reaching fifty runs in just 12 balls! He is also credited to be the first player while playing the 2011 World Cup to take a haul of 5 wickets and to score 50 in the same match.

Health problems

Unfortunately, Yuvraj in 2011 had been diagnosed with cancerous tumor growth in the left lung. He went to Boston and Indianapolis to receive chemotherapy treatment. He got discharged in March 2012 after having completed the 3rd and final chemotherapy cycle and in April returned to India to renew his career in the game of cricket. It was with a Twenty20 match in Sept’12 that he timed his comeback against New Zealand prior to World Twenty20, 2012.

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