The 37 year old cricketer announced his retirement from international cricket today. Yuvraj who is not just an iconic cricketer but also an inspiration for cancer survivors all around the world after battling cancer back in 2011. Yuvraj started his career in 1995 , has played under 16 for J&K team and under 13 for Punjab team. He was the part of the winning under-19 cricket team in under-19 world cup of year 2000 in which he was awarded player of the tournament award.
He made his debut for the Indian national cricket team in year 2000 and was an explosive batsman since start. Though his consistency has always been in question and so has his ailments from frequent injuries. He was the vice captain of the M.S. Dhoni lead team for T-20 world cup in 2007. His breath taking 6-sixes against Stuart broad in a match against England are still one the most iconic moments in the cricketing history. He made a half century just in 12 balls which is till date fastest in any form. He ended up scoring 58 off 16 balls in that match.
Cricket world cup 2011
Once again, he was a part of world cup winning team, this time receiving the man of the tournament award scoring 362 runs and taking 15 wickets in the tournament. His left arm slow orthodox style of bowling has made it’s mark of it’s own.
Surviving cancer and coming back to the crease
Post 2011 world cup the left-handed all rounder suffered some serious health issues and later on was diagnosed with lung cancer. He made his come back in September of 2012 in T-20 world cup. He was awarded with Arjuna award back in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2014. The cricketer also runs a foundation for cancer patients by the name YUWECAN. He played for Mumbai Indians in this season of IPL and has been one of the most expensive players to be bought off in IPL.