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Updated March 2nd, 2024 at 05:08 IST

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh Quashes Reports of Contesting Elections from Gurdaspur for BJP

Former India cricket Yuvraj Singh has quashed the reports of entering politics. Singh showed door to all the rumors through a social media post,

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Yuvraj Singh during a press briefing | Image:Wordswork
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Former India cricket Yuvraj Singh has quashed the reports of entering politics. Through a social media post, Singh has made it known that he is dedicated to making a change through his foundation "YOUWECAN." Earlier, a flow of reports spiraled that he is set to get a BJP ticket from Gurdaspur. 

Yuvraj Singh shows door to all the rumours

"Contrary to media reports, I'm not contesting elections from Gurdaspur. My passion lies in supporting and helping people in various capacities, and I will continue to do so through my foundation 

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@YOUWECAN. Let's continue making a difference together to the best of our abilities". Writes Yuvraj Singh on X.

According to media reports, the World Cup winner would run for Lok Sabha in Gurdaspur on a BJP ticket, replacing actor Sunny Deol, who now holds the seat.

The reports came following Yuvraj Singh's recent meeting with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Yuvraj Singh is a legendary figure in Indian cricket. Yuvraj's career is packed with milestones that demonstrate his cricketing abilities. Notably, his six consecutive sixes in a single over at the 2007 T20 World Cup, as well as his record-breaking T20I fifty in just 12 balls, have cemented his place in cricket history. His important part in India's 2011 ICC World Cup triumph.

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Beyond the pitch, Yuvraj's fight with cancer and triumphant return to cricket in 2012 demonstrate his unwavering passion and resilience. His departure from international cricket in 2019 signified the end of an era, but his achievements still inspire. Off the pitch, Yuvraj has had an equal influence through his charity YouWeCan, which helps cancer sufferers and raises awareness.

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Published March 2nd, 2024 at 00:00 IST

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