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'Yaaro ka yaar, hai mera Yuvraj': birthday wishes pour in as former India all-rounder turns 39

Birthway wishes pour in for former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as he turns 39 today.

'Yaaro ka yaar, hai mera Yuvraj': birthday wishes pour in as former India all-rounder turns 39

File image of Yuvraj Singh. AFP

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh turned a year older on Saturday (12 December). The cricketer who represented Team India in 402 internationals and scored a total of 11,778 runs retired on 10 June, 2019. He scored 8,701 runs in ODIs, 1,900 runs in Tests and 1,177 runs in T20Is respectively. He was even judged Man of the tournament during India's successful World Cup 2011 campaign.

On Yuvraj Singh’s 39th birthday, a number of current and past cricketers took to social media to wish him. Among them were former teammates Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and VVS Laxman.

"Jab tak balla chalta tha, tab tak thaat thi, Bowlers ki vaat thi. Ab balla chalne ke baad bhi alag hi baat hai. Bowlers ke kachhe utaarne se lekar, Baniyan pehnkar match dekhne ka Swag- yahi hain apne Yuvraj #HappyBirthdayYuvi," tweeted Sehwag.


VVS Laxman wrote, "Warm Birthday wishes to a friend who is an inspiration and who has given all of us hope, everlasting joy and happiness. May God shower you with blessings today and always @YUVSTRONG12"

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir highlighted Yuvraj's role in the World Cups, saying that his journey in cricket has been an inspiration for millions.

Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from cricket this year, wished Yuvraj, writing that may he keep shining and inspiring others forever.

Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan too wished Yuvraj on his special day.

BCCI highlighted the former cricketer's career-bests through a Tweet, along with a video, highlighting his remarkable century against England.

ICC too shared career highlights of Yuvraj, tweeting that he was the first man to hit 6 sixes in an over in T20Is and also has the fastest fifty in T20Is.

Earlier in the day, the former cricketer shared a Twitter post where he stated that while birthdays are an opportunity to fulfil a wish or desire, he would rather not celebrate and instead wish for a speedy resolution of the ongoing talks between the farmers and the government of India.

Updated Date: December 12, 2020 15:53:16 IST

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