After representing India for almost two decades, veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from International Cricket on Monday. Yuvi was an integral part of Team India's triumphs in the 2002 Natwest tri-series final, ICC World T20 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, etc.
After he decided to move on from cricket, the cricketing fraternity came forward to appreciate him on a remarkable career and also wished him luck for his future endeavours. Among them was former Indian batsman and his then team-mate VVS Laxman.
Laxman took to social media and said that Yuvraj will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Read Laxman's tweet here.
Yuvraj and Laxman were a part of some great Indian triumphs which included the 2002 Natwest series, ICC Champions Trophy 2002 where India were declared as joint winners along with Sri Lanka, the historic tour of Pakistan in 2003-04.
Looking back, the two were involved in a big partnership against the mighty Australians at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in 2004. The duo added 213 runs for the fourth wicket stand after India were reduced to 80/3. Yuvraj scored a 122-ball 139 which remained his highest individual score for the next 13 years. He was dismissed in the final over while Laxman remained unbeaten on 106. Their knocks powered India to 296/4 in their 50 overs. However, India could not win the match as the Aussies got home with two wickets and one ball left by the Duckworth-Lewis Method.
Other than Laxman, Yuvi's old team-mates Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif and others had also congratulated the southpaw on social media.