Yuvraj Singh is a cricket player of Indian team who takes part in all the formats of cricket. He is an all-rounder, bats with left hand and bowls left-arm. Father of Yuvraj Singh is the Punjabi actor in India and also was the fast bowler of Indian cricket team. Yuvraj was born on December, 12 during the year 1981. Yuvraj was playing the One-day international match in the Indian cricket team since the year 2000 and he was also remained the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team during the year 2007-2008. He made his Test debut in the month of October during the year 2003. He performed excellent during the ICC events as in the World cup of 2011 he was awarded with the Player of the Tournament and he was also the top player in the T20 World cup of 2007.
|Full Name||Yuvraj Yograj Singh|
|Father's Name||Yograj Singh|
|Mother's Name||Shabnam Singh|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1981|
|Wife Name||Hazel Keech|
In both events India won due to the extraordinary performance of the Yuvraj. In the T20 world cup 2007 he played an excellent innings against England in which he hit six sixes in a single over to a English bowler named Stuart Broad and in the same match he made a record of fastest fifty in any format of cricket on just 12 balls. This six sixes thing happened only two times in the history of cricket before Yuvraj. In the world cup of 2011 he performed extraordinary by taking 5 wickets and made 50 runs in the same match which led him to hold another record in the history of cricket. During the year 2011, unfortunately Yuvraj was diagnosed with lung cancer and he admitted in the hospital of Boston for chemotherapy treatment. After the completion of his treatment he came back to India in the month of March, 2012. After the treatment he made his international come back in the T20 match against New Zealand just before the T20 world cup of 2012.
He was granted with the Arjuna Award in the year 2012 which is the second highest sports award of Indian Government. He got Padma Shri Award in 2014 which is the fourth highest in rank civilian award of India. In the IPL (Indian Premier League) auction of 2014 he was selected in the Royal Challenger Bangalore team at the worth of 14 crore Indian rupees while in the auction of 2015 he was selected in the Delhi Daredevils team at the worth of 16 crore which made him the highest paid player of IPL in all times. Currently he is in the team of Kings II Punjab. The latest season of IPL 2018 he was in the Kings II Punjab.
During his career he played exceptional for the team of India there are many performances of Yuvraj due to which he got the fame in the cricket history. Still, he is in the T20 International squad of India. Sometimes he bowls from the Indian side in the tough situations and these bowling performances made him recognize as an all-rounder on the face of cricket world.
Early life of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj was born in the Sikh family and the son of Yograj Singh and mother Shabnam Singh. Tennis and roller skating were the favorite games of Yuvraj and he was good in both games in his childhood. He also won the Rolling skating championship U-14 but his father told him to concentrate on the game of cricket because he wanted to see him as an international player in the game of cricket and he takes Yuvraj to the training center of cricket every day in his early life. The early education of Yuvraj was from the school of Chandigarh named DAV Public school. He also played a role of child star in two Indian TV plays named Mehndi Sagna di and Putt Sardara.
Youth Career of Yuvraj Singh
He started his cricket career by playing first time in the Punjab team U-16 in the age of 13 against the team of Jammu and Kashmir in the season 1995-1996 while in the next season he was promoted to the U-19 team of Punjab and played against Himachal Pradesh where he scored 137 and remained not out in his inning. Yuvraj made his first-class debut against the team of Orissa in the Ranji trophy season 1997-1998 where he dismissed on duck. His first extraordinary performance in the domestic cricket came out in the season of Cooch Behar Trophy season 1999 where he scored 358 on 404 balls in the final match against Behar team and made his team the victors of that season.
Due to his extraordinary performance in the Cooch Behar trophy he was selected in the International Indian team of U-19 against the series of Sri Lanka in 1999 where he performed excellently in the third ODI match and made 89 runs on just 55 balls. In the upcoming season of Ranji Trophy 1999-2000, he was well prepared to do the excellent performance because his confidence was raised due to his previous exceptional performances. In the Ranji trophy season 1999-2000, he made his excellent century against Haryana team where he scored 149. These excellent performances led him to the selection of U-19 world cup of 2000 in the Indian team. India won the 2000 U-19 world cup under the captaincy of Muhammad Kaif and Yuvraj was the best Player of the tournament due to his performance in the tournament.
In that world cup, he made 68 runs on 62 balls against New Zealand in a group stage match and in the same match he bowls very well by taking 4 wickets on 36 runs while against the Australian team he made rapid 58 runs on just 25 balls. This extraordinary performance in the U-19 world cup helps him for the selection in the Indian senior International team. These all excellent and rapid runs performances led the Yuvraj Singh for the selection in National Cricket Academy situated in Bangalore during the year 2000 from where his international practices started.
International Career of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was selected in the squad of the international team for the ICC 2000 knockout Trophy. In the match of pre-quarter final he got the chance to play his debut match against Kenya, in his debut match he cannot bat in that match but in his four overs bowling he gave only 16 runs while in the quarterfinal match against Australia he was awarded the man of the match player award due to his excellent performance where he scored 84 runs against the famous pacers of the Australian team. In the semi-final match, he scored 41 runs against South African team. India lost the final of that Trophy and in final match, Yuvraj made only 14 runs against the team of New Zealand. He made his almost permanent place in the international team due to his performances and many times he played in the international matches after Knockout Trophy. He played the Champion Trophy of 2002 where he marked 62 runs in the semifinal match against South Africa. He was also selected in the squad of ICC world cup 2003 where his performance was not good except two matches against Pakistan where he made unbeaten 50 and against England where he made 42 runs. Yuvraj made his first ODI century in the Dhaka on April 11, 2003, against the team of Bangladesh. He made his Test debut match in his home ground Mohali against the team of New Zealand on October 16, 2003, and in his test debut match, he cannot perform according to his excellent skills in cricket. Yuvraj Singh returned to his exceptional form in the tri-series of India, Australia and Zimbabwe where he made 314 runs in eight innings and in that series he made his second ODI century. In the year 2005, Yuvraj was the top runner in the Indian Oil cup series in which Sri Lanka and West Indies were played where he scored 192 runs in his four matches.
Yuvraj Singh was the vice-captain in the T-20 world cup of 2007 in South Africa where he made his famous fastest fifty and six sixes to an English bowler. In the semifinal of that world cup, he scored 70 on just 30 balls and he also hit the longest six of the tournament against Australia. India won that match and Yuvraj was awarded the player of the match award. In the World Cup of 2011, he was the top runner where he scored 362 runs including one century and four fifties and awarded with the player of the tournament award. After the completion of his cancer treatment, he was included in the T20 world cup 2012 squad. He was also selected in the T20 world cup squad in 2014 and in that year he was not selected in the Asia Cup squad.
He played his 2018 IPL in the team of Kings II Punjab. In the previous season, he was in the Delhi Daredevils team where he was the highest paid batsmen in the history of IPL.
Outside the cricket, he runs his charity foundation named YouWeCan. This charity foundation was started by Yuvraj Singh and this foundation helps the cancer patient for their treatment. His purpose of playing in the outer leagues is to collect the funds for his charity foundation.