Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir react to Yuvraj Singh’s retirement
Yuvraj Singh's retirement is indeed an emotional moment for his peers as well as fans.
Yuvraj Singh has bid adieu to all forms of cricket and this news was announced by the Southpaw himself at a press conference held in Mumbai today. Announcing the news, the 37-year-old said, “After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today,” adding, “I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket.” Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and other cricketers and peers took to Twitter handle to express their feelings on Yuvi’s retirement.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli addressing Yuvraj as ‘paji’, tweeted, “You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion.”
Congratulations on a wonderful career playing for the country paji. You gave us so many memories and victories and I wish you the best for life and everything ahead. Absolute champion. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/LXSWNSQXog
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 10, 2019
Virendra Sehwag said in his tweet that “players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find”. He also wished Yuvi “best in life”.
Here’s his tweet.
Players will come and go,but players like @YUVSTRONG12 are very rare to find. Gone through many difficult times but thrashed disease,thrashed bowlers & won hearts. Inspired so many people with his fight & will-power. Wish you the best in life,Yuvi #YuvrajSingh. Best wishes always pic.twitter.com/sUNAoTyNa8
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 10, 2019
Mohammad Kaif’s tweet.
One of the greatest match-winners in the history of the game,a fighter who built an extraordinary career through difficult challenges & came out a winner every time-We all are so proud of you #YuvrajSingh , u can be very proud of what u have you done for our country @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/w4wUe31De0
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 10, 2019
Former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir’s tweet.
Congratulations Prince @YUVSTRONG12 on a wonderful career. You were the best ever white ball cricketer India had. @BCCI should retire Number 12 jersey in the tribute to your career. Wish I could bat like you Champion #Yuvrajsinghretires #ThankYouYuvraj #ThankYouYuvi
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj Singh joined One-day International (ODI) in October 2000 with ICC KnockOut Trophy in Kenya. He made his Test debut in 2003 at his home ground Mohali against New Zealand and then he joined Indian T20 International squad in the ICC World T20 in 2007, against Scotland at Durban in September in the same year. In 58 T20Is he scored 1177 runs with 8 half-centuries. He was the Man of the tournament in the World Cup 2011 campaign.