Indian opener Rohit Sharma believes Yuvraj Singh deserved a better send off for his stellar 17-year long global career.
"As I go back in time today, my life has been like a roller-coaster ride", Yuvraj said. "It's been a love-hate relationship with the sport in retrospect". I'm hoping that each one of you who matter in my life are proud of what I have achieved on and off the field.
Yuvraj, who made his global debut in an ODI against Kenya in 2000, played a total 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is matches.
He played a key role in India's World T20 triumph in 2007 and was player-of-the-tournament - scoring four fifties and a century - when India won the 50-over World Cup in 2011.More news: Google Assistant comes to Waze for easier reporting, less distraction
"I am going to go and enjoy my life, it has been too stressful just thinking about my global career, performing in big tournaments like IPL". The last time Yuvraj played an ODI was in 2017 when he played against West Indies.
He was part of the victorious Mumbai Indians squad at this year's Indian Premier League, playing four matches. Yuvraj started his career in 1995 when he was just 13 years old when Punjab under 16s was playing against Jammu and Kashmir.
Yuvraj Singh is considered one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in world cricket. We would visit hospitals and get his test done alone and it was after a month that his friends and fellow cricketers visited him.
The 37-year-old was diagnosed with mediastinal seminoma, a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs immediately after the 2011 World Cup, but made a return to worldwide cricket and also established a cancer foundation.More news: Gods and Monsters, an Open World Action-Adventure Game, Announced by Ubisoft
"You know how I feel inside!"
Yuvraj revealed that his first love had been roller-skating and he only reluctantly played cricket because his father, one-test bowler Yograj Singh, would not let him take up any other sport. A year and a half later, I made my comeback in T20Is for India, where I hit a six and a four in the last over against Australia in Sydney, and suddenly all the belief came right back.
"I scored 11 off 21 balls". In the process, he became the first all-rounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single edition of the showpiece event.More news: Eoin Morgan insists England will not change their approach