The Indian veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh finally announced his retirement from International Cricket. He announced his retirement via a press conference.
Yuvraj said,”After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward.”
“I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket.”
“It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can’t explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up,” he added.
Yuvraj Singh was the player of the series in the 2011 World Cup, which won by Team India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
“To be a part of history that was made after 28 years, what more could I ask for,” Singh said, in a reference to the 2011 World Cup victory. He also said it was the biggest high of his career.
“I think it’s the perfect day to move on,” he said. “This has been a wonderful journey and see you on the other side.”
Yuvraj Singh scores more than 11,000 International runs in his career and has featured in 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is.