With #YuviDeservesABetterFarewell gaining momentum over social Media, India opener Rohit Sharma on Monday hailed Yuvraj Singh's roller-coaster career and said the stylish southpaw deserved a better send-off after 17 years of top-flight cricket.
Contemplating retirement from cricket for quite some, the burden is finally off the shoulders off Yuvraj. However he is among the Indian greats who did not get a farewell game after contemporaries Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir.
Suresh Raina, a fellow colleague and friend of the iconic cricketer also tweeted:
Yuvraj Singh played 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed most success. His one-day runs tally places him 22nd in the overall list and seventh among Indians. The 37-year-old last played for India in June 2017.
After he announced his retirement in Mumbai on Monday, Yuvraj revealed that he was promised a farewell game by the BCCI provided he failed the 'Yo Yo' fitness test. However, he passed it and the swansong never happened.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly, under whom Yuvraj enjoyed plenty of success, wrote on the social networking site,
Not only cricketers but the film fraternity also joined in bidding adieu to Yuvraj Singh, Bipasha Basu tweeted:
Veteran actor Actor Anupan Kher was also full of praise in his tweet, regarding Yuvraj: