Biography of Yuvraj Singh: – Yuvraj Singh was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh. He belongs to a Punjabi family in Chandigarh. His father, Yograj Singh is a former International fast bowler and actor in Punjabi movies. His mother, Shabnam Singh is a housewife. Yuvraj Singh Fiance and wife Hazel Keech is a British model, both married on 30th November 2016.
Biography of Yuvraj Singh
- Born:- 12 December 1981 (age 35), Chandigarh, India
- Spouse:- Hazel Keech (m. 2016)
- ODI Debut:- : 3 October 2000 v Kenya
- Last ODI:- 18 June 2017 v Pakistan
- Test Debut:- 16 October 2003 v New Zealand
- T20I Debut:- 13 September 2007 v Scotland
Yuvraj Singh started his International career in 2001 and played his first test match in 2003. Yuvraj is best known for his six sixes in an over against England, the performance came against English bowler Stuart Broad in a game against England, the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 was later won by India. In ICC World Cup 2011, Yuvraj was the man of the tournament for his brilliance and match winning knocks in crucial World Cup matches. Yuvraj is also the fastest half-centurion in T20 International cricket, the inning came off against England in the same match when Yuvraj Singh hits 6 sixes in an over.
Yuvraj is also the only player in World Cup history to take a five-wicket haul and fifty-run inning in the same match. Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 after ICC Cricket World Cup. He successfully defeated cancer and returned to International cricket later on. Yuvraj is Arjuna Award holder that was given to him in 2012 after he returned back from cancer treatment. Two years later, Yuvraj Singh received Padma Shri award for his accomplishments for cricket. Yuvraj is also the highest-ever auctioned player in IPL history.
International Career of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj was a roller skateboarding gold medalist at under-15 level, his father wanted him to become a cricketer, so he forced Yuvraj to play cricket instead. In 1997 season, Yuvraj Singh played his first season for Punjab Under-19 team and scored an unbeaten 137 runs innings. Later in 1997, Yuvraj made Ranji Trophy debut. Yuvraj’s 357-run inning against Bihar team when Dhoni was part of Bihar team was the most memorable under-19 performance and a base for his selection in the national team. In 1999, Yuvraj Singh played his first overseas first-class match against Sri Lanka. In 1999 season, Yuvraj was a shining performer with his 149 runs. In the next year, Yuvraj was part of the Under-19 World Cup winning team, he was a man of the tournament for his bowling, batting, and acrobatic fielding in the tournament.
In the year 2001, Yuvraj Singh played his first ODI against Kenya with impressive bowling figures. In the next match against Australia in ICC KnockOut Trophy, Yuvraj gathered quick 84 runs winning the match for India and man of the match award for himself. In 2002, Yuvraj was on the run for more MOM awards. Yuvraj Singh was again the man of the match in the first match at Lords’ for his unbeaten 64 and three wickets. In the final game of Tri-series, India was chasing down 325 runs and was struggling to make a partnership. Yuvraj made a 121-run partnership with Muhammad Kaif, ultimately, it was the winning partnership for India.
Before the World Cup, India toured Pakistan for test and ODI series, Yuvraj Singh could not produce runs for India in the first two tests. However, he was top-scorer in the third Test with a century. In second and third ODI, Yuvraj Singh scored 82 and 79 runs, India winning both the matches. At the end of ODI series, Yuvraj Singh was given the man of the match and man of the series award.
In 2007 World Cup, Yuvraj was included as a backup player for his injury. He scored 47 runs in the pool match against Bangladesh when India was beaten up by Bengal tigers. In the next match, Yuvraj Singh registeredan 83-run knock. In ICC T20 World Cup 2007, Yuvraj was a star performer for India. Yuvraj was also designated as vice-captain of the team. He made fastest fifty, hits six sixes in an over and won man of the tournament award for India. India also won the inaugural World Cup. In the semi-final match, Yuvraj Singh scored a useful and match-winning 70 runs inning with another man of the match award.
Later in 2007, Yuvraj Singh was appointed a permanent vice-captain of ODI and T20i team of India. The next couple of years were lucky for him as he regularly scored the fifties and hundreds in the format. In 2008, Yuvi scored the fastest century off 64 balls by any Indian batsman, he was 138 notout and a man of the match winner against England, another century in the next match earned him two man of the match awards in a row.
ICC World Cup 2011
Yuvraj Singh was a man of the tournament in ICC World Cup 2011. He scored 362 runs in that World Cup scored a century and four half-centuries including four MOM awards and a Golden feat of becoming the first all-rounder to score 300+ runs and 15 wickets in solitary WC. In a match against Irish team, Yuvraj scored a fifty and took a five-wicket haul becoming the only player to achieve that feat. After the World Cup, Yuvraj felt nausea and withdrew from the West Indies series later that year. He was diagnosed with stage-1 tumorous cancer later. The tumor in the left lung was treated with chemotherapy in the USA, Yuvraj finally returned to India after a successful treatment in April 2012. Yuvraj Singh stats and records were his career-best during the World Cup played at home. Yuvraj still plays for India. In 2017, Yuvraj was an important factor for India against England to win the ODI series.
Yuvraj Singh Family & Personal Life
Yuvraj Singh belongs to a Punjabi family in Chandigarh. His father, Yograj Singh is a former International fast bowler and actor in Punjabi movies. His mother, Shabnam Singh is a housewife. Yuvraj Singh Fiance and wife Hazel Keech is a British model, both married on 30th November 2016.
Autobiography of Yuvraj Singh, “The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back” was published in March 2013 and was written by Yuvraj Singh. The book explains all about the state of mind of a cricketer when he is diagnosed with cancer and his will to return back after the treatment.