One of the greatest match-winners in the history of the game, a fighter who built up an extraordinary career through difficult challenges — Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement on Monday.
Commenting on the same, Virender Sehwag wrote an emotional message with a throwback picture on Twitter. He said: "Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always" [sic]
"I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and that's why I am standing here," he said after being reduced to tears by a video of the highlights of his career.
Speaking about his future plans after hanging up the boots, the 37-year-old said, "I am going to focus on the next part of my life, and that is to help cancer patients through my foundation YouWeCan, where we spread awareness about cancer and help the underprivileged by conducting screening camps, funding their treatments and providing education to the underprivileged cancer kids. (sic)
"We have also started our own merchandising company to help generate funds for the cause. I really want to make a difference in society by setting examples through my inspiring story", he added.
Before the bigger achievements, the southpaw had also made a massive impact when he has started his cricketing career in 2000. On his debut match, he had scored a match-winning 84 against Steve Waugh's Australia in the quarterfinals of the ICC Knockout Trophy.