2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announces retirement
New Delhi : Yuvraj Singh, India's middle order star batsman, hero of 2011 world cup, has announced his retirement from the international cricket with immediate effect.
The all-rounder, accompanied by his wife and mother, told reporters of his decision at a city hotel close to the Wankhede Stadium where India lifted their last 50-overs World Cup title in 2011.
"I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and that's why I am standing here," he said after being reduced to tears by a video of the highlights of his career.
"It’s been a love-hate relationship."
Yuvraj Singh is remembered for his terrific performance in India's World Twenty20 triumph in 2007 and was player-of-the-tournament at the World Cup four years later.
He was also the part of IPL 2019 winning team Mumbai Indians.
Yuvraj made an emotional return to the game in 2012 after a lengthy fight with a rare germ cell cancer in his lungs and played the last of his 40 tests that same year.
He scored 1,900 runs in the longest format of the game with three hundreds and 11 half-centuries.