Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket. In a press conference held in Mumbai Yuvraj said, “After a 17-year-old long journey in international cricket, I have finally decided to move on.” he thanked Sourav Ganguly, his first international captain, for giving him the chance to play in Indian colours. He also thanked his idol Sachin Tendulkar who has always been a great source of support for the cricketer.
In his farewell speech, he also shared his post-retirement plan of helping cancer patients and spreading awareness about the disease. He shared some memories from the ICC World Cup 2011 which India won, riding on his stupendous performance throughout the tournament.
Many cricket players posted retirement wishes for the legendary cricketer including Sachin Tendulkar. “What a fantastic career you have had Yuvi.
You have come out as a true champ everytime the team needed you. The fight you put up through all the ups & downs on & off the field is just amazing. Best of luck for your 2nd innings & thanks for all that you have done for 🇮🇳 Cricket.🙌” wrote Sachin in his social media accounts with a picture that clicked during 2011 World cup.
What a fantastic career you have had Yuvi.
You have come out as a true champ everytime the team needed you. The fight you put up through all the ups & downs on & off the field is just amazing. Best of luck for your 2nd innings & thanks for all that you have done for 🇮🇳 Cricket.🙌 pic.twitter.com/J9YlPs87fv
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 10, 2019
“Thank you master ! Very lucky and blessed to play with you for so many years, and winning the World Cup for you as a unit was more satisfying then for ourselves! 🙏👊🏽 thank you for being there for me always” replied Yuvraj Singh.
Meanwhile in the instagram post of Sachin, Harbhajan Singh who is currently shining in Chennai Super Kings with his stunning bowling posted a hilarious reply. The picture which was posted by Sachin originally had Harbhajan Singh in the left. Sachin cropped Bhajji and posted it with Yuvraj Singh as it is a special wish for the lefty.
Here’s the original picture :
In a way of addressing this, Harbhajan thanked sachin for cropping him out. In his reply he wrote “Thanks for cropping me out paji 👌👌😜😝”
Check out his reply here :
However Harbhajan also wished Yuvraj with a hearty message through his official twitter account.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 10, 2019
Here’s Yuvraj’s reply for it :
Thanks my chadi buddy ! We had some great memories from on and of the field love you brother ❤️
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
An emotional Yuvraj Singh said he had been discussing his retirement with his family for the last 2 years. Many cricketers and celebrities congratulated and wished the cricketer to have a great future ahead.