As on Monday one of the most talented and loved cricketers Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, it left everyone shocked and sad.
During a press conference on Monday, the 37 years old cricketer Yuvraj Singh who is known for being an all-rounder on the field has announced his retirement from International Cricket.
“I have decided to move on.”In ODIs, Yuvraj has 8,701 runs and 111 wickets to his name. And, he has 1,177 runs and 28 wickets in T20Is. He is also known as one of the greatest limited over cricket players for India. Needless to say that Yuvi has won many games along with our hearts in his career spanning over 24 years.
Along with talking about his worst moments, during a press conference, he recalled all his best memories as a cricketer also.
“It was a great rollercoaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end. It was the right time to go.”In 1995, when Yuvraj was just 13 years old, he started his career, while Punjab under 16s was playing against Jammu and Kashmir. Further, when he was selected for ICC KnockOut Trophy in 2000, he debuted for International cricket.
The moment batsman announced his retirement, not only his fans but also celebrities from b-town took to their social media to share their feelings towards the cricketer’s decision. Actors like Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon not only praised him for his contribution to the sport but also applauded him for his accomplishments.
Actor Hazel Keech, who is also Yuvraj Singh’s wife, wrote on Instagram,
“And, with that, its the end of an era. Be proud of yourself husband, now onto the next chapter.... love you @yuvisofficial”https://www.instagram.com/p/Byhd_qEABVa/?utm_source=ig_embed
In response to Hazel’s post, Yuvi’s ex-lover Kim Sharma commented and wrote,
“Shine brighter you lovely duo 💥”Look what other celebrities tweeted.
Neha Dhupia wrote,
“I would always be asked this question..who are your favourite cricketers n One of the names in my reply would always b ur name @YUVSTRONG12 ...that’s never going to change ..The life n times of @YUVSTRONG12 ...you will always b missed but never forgotten our friend our hero...❤️”https://twitter.com/NehaDhupia/status/1138014357529530370
Mr. Anupam Kher wrote,
“Dearest @YUVSTRONG12!!! You have inspired millions of Indians all over the world not only as a great cricketer but also as a person whose attitude towards life has been that of a complete WINNER. People like you don’t retire. We will always applaud your strength & courage.🙏😍”https://twitter.com/AnupamPKher/status/1138013159124549632
Raveena Tandon penned down her emotions,
“Dear @YUVSTRONG12 .A heartbreaking brave decision.entertained us with ur brilliant innings always.Made India proud,true son of the soil,won for us,6 sixes,T-20 WC against England,is etched in our minds http://forever.Best wishes for your futureendeavours.#YuvrajSinghretires”https://twitter.com/TandonRaveena/status/1138003415139852288
Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth wrote,
“Seeing the champion @YUVSTRONG12 announce his retirement makes me feel very old! You are one of the most inspiring, ferocious competitors this great game has ever seen brother. Thank you for all the magic... Get some rest and we wait to see what's next in store from you. Much ❤️.”https://twitter.com/Actor_Siddharth/status/1138012122980294656
Suniel Shetty, who mentions ‘Sportsman At Heart’ in his bio, also wrote,
“This day will never happen again cause natural talent like @YUVSTRONG12 will never b born again ... will miss u Yuvi ... thank u 🙏🇮🇳”https://twitter.com/SunielVShetty/status/1138013093592686593
Angad Bedi wrote,
“Thank you for the service you have done to Indian cricket. A true champion who carried himself with decorum at all times. You made memories on the field and off which we as Indian fans shall always cherish. It’s Time.. #Yuvrajsingh #YuvrajSinghRetires #jerseyno12”https://twitter.com/Imangadbedi/status/1138004128075059200
Anushka Sharma, the wife of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, also wrote,
“Thank you for the memories @YUVSTRONG12 . You've been a warrior and inspiration to so many. I wish you the best in the next inning of your life 🌟🌟🌟”https://twitter.com/AnushkaSharma/status/1138022880015314946
Varun Dhawan also took to his Twitter handle and wrote,
“Thank u @YUVSTRONG12 for all the memories and always being a great ambassador of the game #yuvrajsinghretires”https://twitter.com/Varun_dvn/status/1138008591930028032
Shahid Kapoor wrote,
“Always a warrior @YUVSTRONG12 you made india proud so many times. Thank you for the sweat,blood and tears. Thank you for being such an inspiration my man. Respect!”https://twitter.com/shahidkapoor/status/1138284245296664576
Must say, an inspiration for millions, Yuvraj Singh will be missed by all!