When Yuvraj Singh announced about his retirement on 10th June, he broke a million hearts.
After he made this announcement tributes from cricket fraternity and Indian fans poured in. Everyone from Sachin Tendulkar to Virendra Sehwag shared messages about him and wished him for his next innings in life.
India’s Vice Captain Rohit Sharma even said that he deserved “a better send-off” from the game.
We all remember Yuvraj Singh as a player who kept his country first before his health. We all know that during the 2011 WC Yuvraj Singh was suffering from Cancer.
He was the first player to hit six sixes in one over. He was there when the team needed him the most. People trusted him and he never broke their trust. And, now that when he retired from this game, I can’t imagine this game without him.
During his 19 years long cricket career Yuvraj Singh had gone through various difficulties. From being injured to being dropped out of the team. But he never lost his faith and trust on himself.
But his game was not his game alone. Playing for the Indian Cricket team was not his dream alone. That dream also belonged to his father former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh.
He made sure to make his father proud by playing the best game of his life in the World Cup. He even said to him that even if I die, I want the world and you to see that World Cup trophy in my hand.
I will Never Forgive Greg Chappell: Yograj Singh
After Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement on Monday, Yograj Singh, his father talked to Indian Express and expressed his displeasure for Greg Chappell.
He said, “had it not for the knee injury, that he suffered while playing kho-kho when Greg Chappell was the coach, he could have broken all the ODI and T20 records. I cannot forgive Chappell for that.”
Yuvraj’s Story Began When He Was 4 Years Old
While talking to Indian Express Yograj Singh remembered the time when was dropped from the team. He says that he still lives with that pain.
He said that Yuvraj’s story begins when he was 4-year-old. Yograj Singh brought him his first bat. He also talked about how strict he was with Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj used to call his Sector 11 house ‘Jail’ because Yograj Singh never allowed him to do what he loved. He used to love skating and tennis but his father wanted him to play cricket. So one day he broke his skates and tennis racket. Because of this Yuvraj used to call his father Dragon father.
Yograj Singh never got affected by this behavior of Yuvraj. He said that time, all he wanted was his son to bring back his honor and make him proud.
He said, “Yuvraj was then six years old when I took him to the Sector-6 stadium, where I used to practice. There used to be Pace Academy, and I used to tell Yuvraj to bat without helmets.
He also talked about the day his mother told him he was being harsh with Yuvraj. He said, “I remember that when my mother was struggling with her life, she told me I was wasting the life of Yuvraj from such a tough training, then for the first time in life I regretted behaving like this with my son.”
Thank You, Yuvraj!
It is said that you realize the value of a person after they are gone. And, now that Yuvraj announced his retirement I feel that the Indian cricket team will realize that what a gem of a person he was.
The void he has created will always stay with us.
On behalf of all Indian Cricket fans, I would like to thank Yuvraj Singh for always being there when the team needed him. For always giving his best and keeping his country before him.
Thank You Yuvi Pa!
We Will always love you…