Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Amit Shah Compliment Yuvraj Singh

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju Monday lavished rich praise on Yuvraj Singh, saying the just-retired India all-rounder will forever "remain a cricketing icon".

Fighting back tears, Yuvraj announced retirement from international cricket, ending a "rollercoaster" career during which he became the hero of India's 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer.

"“Dear Yuvraj Singh, you may have retired from the competitive cricket game but you will remain a cricketing icon for every Indian & millions across the globe. What a batsman, bowler & fielder you have been! We are proud of you. I extend my best wishes for your future endeavours!”" - Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also lauded cricketer Yuvraj Singh as a 'fighter', saying the all-rounder has given the country countless memories to cherish.

"Yuvraj Singh has been our cricketing icon for all times with fans across the globe. Whether as a batsman, bowler or fielder, he always did his best for India. The fighter @YUVSTRONG12 has given us countless memories to cherish. I extend my warm wishes for his future endeavours," Shah tweeted.

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