Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket

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Yuvraj Singh announces his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, the 37-year-old said on Monday.

Yuvraj Singh made a name for himself from the year 2000, when he made his One-day International debut, till his last international match in June, 2017, after which he was side-lined.

“After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today,” the 37-year-old Yuvraj said addressing the media here.

“I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket,” he added.

Yuvraj played 40 Tests, scoring 1900 runs with an average of 33.92 (3 hundreds and 11 50s). His highest Test score of 169 came against Pakistan in 2007 at Bengaluru.

“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 said.

A massive 304 ODIs was where Yuvi really delivered, scoring 8701 runs at an average of 36.55 with 14 centuries and 42 fifties. His highest score was 150 against England at Cuttack in 2017.

(With Agency Inputs)

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