Yuvraj Singh, famous for hitting 6 sixes against Stuart Broad in 2007 T20 world cup is an left handed international Indian all round. He is an middle order batsman & bowls slow. His early life history, a good list of records & achievements for his team will be discuss in detail in this article.
Yuvraj Singh early Life History
Yuvraj Singh was born on 12 December, 1981 in a punjabi family. His favorite games during childhood were tennis & roller staking. Yuvraj was advice by his father to throw away playing these games & keep his full concentration of cricket. That was the best advice which make Yuvi such a fantastic player of the game. Yuvi made his first International appearance against Kenya where he got four overs to bowl. He conceded 16 runs & did not manage to get a chance to bat. The quarter game against Australia was special for him. While playing against pace attack of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Yuvraj scored 84 runs of just 80 balls. This performance make him man of the match which is one of the best life achievement in his life history. In 2001, Yuvraj scored 98 runs against Sri-lanka in the fifth ODI match. Although he did not perform well in rest of the matches yet he showed some good pace with bowling by registering 8 wickets.
Yuvraj Singh scored 209 against South zone while playing for North Zone in 2002 which resulted his selection in team for last two ODI against Zimbabwe. India won that series by 2-1.
In 2002 Natwest series against Sri-lanka & England, Yuvraj singh got man of the match award for his all round performance. He scored 64 runs & got 3 wickets for 39 runs. His unbeatable 64 helped India to chase down the total of 271. In another game, Yuvi scored 40 of just 19 balls but that match was white washed due to rain. In a game against Sri-lanka, Yuvraj played some good knock to drag his team for 59-4 in order to accomplish the target of 188 along with Dravid. In final, England has put a big total of 325 on the board. India were 146-5 when Yuvraj Singh along with Kaif started bringing the team towards the target. They shared a partnership of 121 runs. Yuvi was dismissed for 63 runs. At the end, India had won the game & that was a big achievements for Yuvraj too.
That was the first India win in the final of an ODI tournament after 2000.
ICC 2007 T20 World Cup
Yuvraj Singh was named as the Vice captain for the ICC T20 world cup 2007 as MS was named as captain. In the super 8 match against England, Yuvraj Singh has struck six sixes in an over to Stuart Broad. Meanwhile, he got fastest fifty of just 12 balls. Yuvraj scored 58 runs of 16 balls & got man of the match award. In the semi final, Yuvraj continued his brilliant performance by scoring 70 runs of just 30 balls. That was a very crucial & most wanted inning to be played. There was also another man of the match award after this game for Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj hit 119 meter longest six of the tournament to Brett Lee. That is a big life record for him.
ICC 2011 ODI World Cup
Yuvraj has secured numerous records & achievements in 2011 ODI world cup. He got man of the match award four times. His brilliant performance made Indian team victorious of the world cup. He has played many crucial innings & has provided the best partnership to the team.
Indian Premier League
Yuvraj has got a very successful journey of IPL. He was captain for King XI Punjab in the first two seasons. In 2011, Pune Warriors has been added a new team in IPL & they selected Yuvi as an captain. They have not got good record in that season & they finished at the second last spot in that season. They were only ahead of DD. Yuvraj has scored 343 runs in that edition. Yuvi was brought by RCB in 2014 for 14 crore & in 2015, he was brought by DD for 15 crore. 2016 IPL campaign was very successful for him as he was brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 7 crore & they had finished the tournament as a champion. Yuvraj showed good performance in final by hitting 38 runs of just 23 balls.
Yuvraj Singh remained an icon player in IPL.
List of Records & Achievements of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has got a big list of records & various achievements. He has played tremendous knocks for his team. Many times, his crucial inning helped India to won the game.
- Yuvraj Singh has got 3 Tests centuries. All these centuries came against Pakistan. In all these cases, either India lost or match resulted in drawn.
- Yuvraj has got 13 ODI centuries. The first one came was in 2003 against Bangaldesh. Last time he scored century was against West-Indies in 2011.
- Yuvraj Singh has hit 6 sixes to Stuart Broad in ICC T20 world cup 2007.
- He is the first all rounder who has got 15 wickets & 300 runs in a world cup.
- He has been awarded with Arjuna award.
- He was awarded with Padma Shri award in 2014. That is a big life achievement for him.