India's beloved butter brand Amul, on Tuesday, has come up with the aptest way to bid adieu to the iconic south-paw cricketer Yuvraj Singh. It commemorated his retirement with a picture capturing the iconic 'six-sixes' Singh hit, writing ' The king of sixes & ODI bids goodbye to cricket! '
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement on Monday in a press conference held in Mumbai. Holding back the tears, Yuvraj said, "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."
In the press conference, he shared a light-hearted trivia about his debut batting match saying that his then-skipper Sourav Ganguly had asked him to open the batting line by replacing Rahul Dravid in 2000 Nairobi match against Australia, He hoped to repay the 'prank' someday to Ganguly.
"The previous night, Sourav Ganguly told me that I will be opening. And Brett Lee, Mc Grath and Gillispie were bowling. I had to face three bowlers as I was opening. That night was a night of anxiety and I got up in the morning ready to open and he (Ganguly) said 'I was just joking. I was playing a prank on you.' I told him (Ganguly) that hopefully, I will repay this prank one day," he said.
Throughout the press conference, he fielded many questions on his future plans, biopic plans, coaching plans, aid to cancer research etc.
After an illustrious 19-year old cricketer career, one of the world cricket's iconic players and a stalwart of Team India Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from International Cricket on Monday at a press conference in Mumbai. The highlights of his successful career included two World title triumphs (ICC World T20 in 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011) and winning 'Player of the Tournament' in the 2011 World Cup.
He is most famous for the six sixes he hit in a single over against England's Stuart Broad in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 match after being fired up by a dispute with England's Andrew Flintoff.