End of an era! India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from International Cricket. The all-rounder accompanied by his wife and mother at a plush South Mumbai hotel on Monday said that he is internationally retiring from all sorts of Cricket.
During the media interaction, the cricketer opened up about the equation he shares with his father former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh.
When asked about how he made peace with the rage he carried during matches over the years, he said, "I made peace with it a couple of days ago when I was talking about it with my father."
"As I spoke to him all the demons inside came out. He said his side of the story. It was a very peaceful moment for me to have that closure and have a chat with him because I have never had a chat with him in the last 20 years. He has always been like a dragon to me as you saw and just confessing that dragon was a very difficult time."
"I and father have a very different relationship now. Don't know about him, but I have grown up. All his life he's taken off on me before the media it's my time now. I don't know when he is growing up, I think my mom is loving it. Anyway, I have had a closure." he added.
"He never appreciated me playing any other sport, which scared me when I was a kid. He only wanted me to play cricket and fortunately, I started enjoying it and made something good out of it." Yuvi stated further.
Yuvraj Singh's s stellar all-around performances helped India win the World Cup after a long wait of 28 years. He finished as the 'Player of the Tournament' with 362 runs and 15 scalps in that showpiece event. The veteran all-rounder had stitched a match-winning 74-run stand with Suresh Raina against the mighty Australians in the quarterfinal after India had suffered a top-order collapse. His unbeaten 57 not only helped India reach the semis but also ended Australia's 12-year reign as the World Champions.