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."
Reacting on the news, Virat Kohli's wife and actress Anushka Sharma took to her Twitter handle to write a message for Yuvraj Singh. She wrote: "Thank you for the memories @YUVSTRONG12 . You've been a warrior and inspiration to so many. I wish you the best in the next inning of your life 🌟🌟🌟"
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Other Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Huma Qureshi, Saina Nehwal, Suniel Shetty and others too wrote heartfelt messages on Twitter.
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Yuvraj Singh will forever remain an enigma in Indian cricket -- one of the country's greatest white ball players who could never really crack the Test code.
The man from Chandigarh will be remembered for giving India two world titles, one while coughing blood and suffering from a rare germ cell cancer.
Yet, as he called time on international cricket, one couldn't help but think what could have been if he had finished with 100 Tests instead of the 40 that had he played.
His batting in full flow was unadulterated joy, his off the field persona has always been a topic of curiosity and his power to remain relevant in the best and worst of times makes him a fascinating character.
Left-handers are born graceful but if they are powerful, it gives them that extra edge. Yuvraj had that. If Sourav Ganguly's grace was like enjoying a long drive in companionable silence, Yuvraj's brute power was like experiencing a pillion ride on a Hayabusa on the same highway.
Both has its own distinct charm which is difficult to ignore.
Being the son of a pushy father, who wanted to fulfil his own unrealised dreams, Yuvraj initially lived Yograj Singh's dream. Coming from Desh Pram Azad's stable, Yograj, whose career coincided with that of the great Kapil Dev, could never come to terms with his failure as an international cricketer, with just one Test match under his belt.
So failure possibly wasn't an option for Yuvraj, 37, whose favourite roller skates (he was an age group champion) found a place in the junkyard.
He had to become a cricketer and he did become a bloody good one.
(With inputs from PTI)