One of Indian Cricket's 'Most Valuable Players' Yuvraj Singh brought the curtains down on his remarkable cricketing career which had spanned for nearly two decades. Ending a "rollercoaster" career with 40 Test matches, 304 One Day Internationals and 58 T20I's, the all-rounder accompanied by his wife and mother announced his retirement on Monday.
"After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today," he said in the speech.
Being the son of former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh, the game has been a part of his life since childhood. As he finally draws the concluding line, he reminisced his journey of growing up with the game in a documentary ahead of announcing his retirement.
While Cricket fans around the world are heartbroken to bid adieu to the legendary cricketer, a video that surfaced recently showed Yuvraj's mother Shabnam Singh tears up watching his retirement video. Taken over by emotions, she can be seen watching the documentary with teary eyes, sitting beside daughter-in-law Hazel Keech.
Watch the video above.
Yuvi was recently seen in action in the IPL where he was a part of the victorious Mumbai Indians squad. Barring his half-century in the first game, he could not make much of an impact as he was benched after four games.
Yuvraj'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.