It was 2007, India versus England, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on strike under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As Stuart Bold presented his over, Yuvraj's bat one by one hit the ball beyond the boundary. Yes! It is six sixes in an over.
Our very own 'Yuvi' with his hard work and dedication touched the zenith of success with his sheer determination. He was climbing the graph of success but life is never a bed of roses. Everything seemed perfect until 2011 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer in the left lung during a match. But when you know your goal, nothing can stop you.Yuvraj Singh Bio - EARLY LIFE
- Yuvraj Singh was born on 12th December 1981 in Chandigarh to the family of former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh and mother Shabnam Singh.
- He inclined towards sports like tennis and roller skates right from her childhood. He even won National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship.
- Although his father never supported him in his game and made him focus on cricket.
- In 2011, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and undergone chemotherapy for the same.
- Yuvraj married actress Hazel Keech in 2016.
- Yuvraj Sing is a middle-order left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox all-rounder cricketer.
- Yuvraj played his first cricket at the age of thirteen with Punjab Under-16s against Jammu and Kashmir.
- In late 1997, Ranji Trophy Yuvraj made his debut against Orissa but later was disqualified for the duck opening.
- He played like a storm in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final where he scored 358 alone. Whereas, the whole team of Bihar was knocked out at a total of 357 runs.
- Yuvraj got a chance to play in the Indian cricket team against Sri-Lanka in 1999.
- Yuvraj won the title of the 'Player of the Year award under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif in the 2000 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and was called for a national cricket team.
- Because of his commendable work in the Under-19 team, Yuvraj Singh got selected in ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000.
- With his comeback in 2001, in the coca-cola cup, he scored 98 runs (not out) in the fifth match and took 8 wickets with an average of 27.
- Yuvraj Singh was offered the vice-captain position of the Indian cricket team for ICC World Cup Twenty20.
- After diagnosed with cancer in 2011, he decided to return to cricket after completing his final chemotherapy in Indianapolis.
- He was an icon player and Captain for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in 2010.
- In 2011, Pune Warriors came into existence in the Indian Premier League, and Yuvraj Singh was chosen as the captain.
- In 2014, Yuvraj was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 crores.
- Yuvraj Singh holds a record of scoring the fastest fifty in just twelve balls in international cricket against England.
- He was honored with Arjun Award in 2012 by the President of India for his outstanding work in the field of cricket.
- He was also awarded Padma Shri Award in 2014.
- In 2014, Yuvraj was chosen as the most inspiring personality in the sports sector by FICCI.
- After successfully battling cancer, Yuvraj decided to help other cancer victims through the organization YouWeCan.
- He decided to try his luck in Bollywood and made a debut in the movie Jumbo through his voice.
- He was a protagonist in a Bollywood movie named 'Captian India.'
- He is also a brand ambassador for much sports-based e-commerce and Xbox 560.
- His organization YouWeCan is now funding various startups in 2015.
With a dream in his eyes and strength in her body, Yuvraj Singh is an inspiration for many of us who give up easily. When he was battling with this life-threatening disease said, ‘Even if I die let India win World Cup.' Also, during his failure Yuvraj quoted, "I believed in myself and when the time comes, I will prove myself again. I was struggling then and I'm struggling now too. But my attitude has been positive," he said. "If I don't get the chance in the next World Cup, life will go on."
From following his dream write from the early years of his to defeating cancer to marrying the love of his life and finally living up his dream of lifting the World Cup Trophy for India, Yuvraj Singh has depicted sportsmanship most prominently.
He finally declared his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 10th June 2019 but continues to serve society and sports.