India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has just announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket, drawing curtains on his 19-year illustrious career.
"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. It’s time to say good bye and walk away. It was a beautiful story, but it has come to an end." - Yuvraj Singh to Indian media
The 37- year-old batsman has won millions of hearts - in India and beyond- with his awesome play, and inspired many more with his comeback after surviving lung cancer in 2012.
He showmanship is just not limited to the field, though. Here are some highlights from ‘Yuvi’s career off the field, in the world of viral fame.
Old Town Square to Kotkapura?
Funny man Yuvraj Singh stumped the Indian captain Virat Kohli, when the latter asked fans ‘Guess the city’ on his throwback photos on Instagram photo.
Yuvraj Singh very promptly guessed if it what Kot Kapura’ a prominent place in Punjab when the photo clearly hinted that it belonged to a foreign location.
He also tagged his best buddy Harbhajan Singh, let him in on trolling Kohli on Instagram. Well, whether or not people guessed what city that photo came from ( Old Town Square in Czech Republic's capital city Prague) , Yuvraj’s comment was a viral headline.
Yuvraj Singh Breaks a leg at Zaheer Khan’s Wedding
Actor Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer Zaheer Khan's wedding was a star studded affair, no doubt about it. But what became a cherry on the cake was a video of Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra breaking a leg to some Punjabi beats.
Yuvi- Harbhajan’s Twitter Banter:
If the two are a pleasure to watch on the field, their off-field ‘jugalbandi’ will surely leave you with fits of laughter. Take this one instance for example when a frustrated Yuvraj Singh took to the microblogging site to complain about a black-out situation in his locality in Mumbai.
Lights Out in Bandra for over an hour now ... can we get it back please ?!?! ?— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 4, 2018
Harbhajan’s response to that left us cackling for good.
Badshah bill time par diya karo ???? https://t.co/qHcWnktKtU— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 4, 2018
This wasn’t the only time the two engaged in twitter banter, that would brighten up the day for their fans.
Six. Six. Six. Six. Six. Six:
One of the key highlights of Yuvraj Singh’s career, apart from the stellar comeback in 2012, was his performance in World T20 tournament in 2007. Yuvraj has scored six continuous sixes and finished with 58 runs off of just 16 balls!
666666 Six Sixes by Yuvraj Singh against England is One of the most iconic moments in Cricket history which will hardly be repeated, and will forever be remembered in every Indians heart— SportCentre (@SportCentre8) June 10, 2019
Thank you YUVI ❤️#YuvrajSingh pic.twitter.com/IoG4njAM1K
Needless to say he was the subject of several memes and GIFs since then. Infact, fans have celebrated the anniversary of this amazing record years after the world cup.
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