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'It's time to move on': Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket

NEW DELHI: Stylish left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from world cricket, bringing down the curtain on a glittering occupation.

Making the announcement in Mumbai, Yuvraj stated, "After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward."

"I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket," Yuvraj added.

"It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can't explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up," Yuvraj stated.

Yuvraj indexed the the 2011 World Cup triumph, getting six sixes in an over against England within the 2007 Twenty20 edition and his first Test hundred, against Pakistan in Lahore in 2004, as the three maximum special moments of his occupation.

He will all the time be remembered as probably the most greatest batsmen ever to have played limited overs cricket. A player who made batting on the best degree in world cricket glance easy on his day.

Yuvraj confirmed that he's going to be pursuing a contract occupation in ICC licensed overseas Twenty20 leagues.

Yuvraj burst onto the scene within the ICC Knockout Tournament in 2000 in Nairobi and helped India succeed in the overall.

Regarded as one in all India's biggest limited overs cricketers, a few of Yuvraj's occupation highlights vary from taking part in a brilliant 69 run knock within the 2002 Natwest final, during which India beat England via 2 wickets, to smashing England's Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in a single over within the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa (2007) - a event which India went directly to win, to taking part in a big role in taking India to the 2011 World Cup name.

Yuvraj played a stellar role in India's 2011 ODI World Cup marketing campaign and used to be named the person of the event. His 2 wickets and 57 run knock vs Australia within the quarter-final of that event, adopted via his ecstatic birthday party after winning the event will never be forgotten.

Yuvraj, who could also be a cancer survivor, last played a Test in 2012 and an ODI and T20 in 2017. Overall he has played 402 world matches and retires with over 11,000 world runs and 148 world wickets throughout all 3 formats of the sport.

Yuvraj's former teammates took to Twitter to pay their tributes:

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