'One of the biggest match-winners': Twitter salutes Yuvraj Singh as he announces retirement from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday after an illustrious 19-year long career

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 10, 2019 15:12:49 IST

One of India's most loved cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, on Monday announced retirement from international cricket bringing an end to an illustrious 19-year-long career.

Considered, one of the greatest limited-overs format cricketer for India, the 37-year-old played starring roles in India's 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup triumphs.

The southpaw played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. Yuvraj amassed 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed the most success.

Apart from his massive contributions behind making India a cricketing superpower in 2000s, it was his attitude to never give up regardless of the nature of the obstacle that made him a fan favourite.

Diagnosed with cancer after 2011 World Cup win, Yuvraj never gave up on cricket as he fought a winning battle with the disease only to bounce back to playing international cricket in 2012.

He last played for India in a T20I against England in 2017 but his six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broad in 2007 World T20 will always remain a memorable moment.

Yuvraj's decision to retire led an outpouring of emotional tributes on Twitter. Here we bring you the best of the reactions:

Updated Date: Jun 10, 2019 15:12:49 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254