Born on 12 December 1981, son to an actor and former Indian fast bowler, Yograj Singh. Yuvraj Singh is an extraordinary player with extraordinary capabilities. Known by a nickname ‘Yuvi’ amongst his teammates, Yuvraj Singh is an all-rounder who has done a lot of contribution towards Indian Cricket team.
A middle order left handed batsman and a left handed slow arm orthodox bowler, Yuvraj Singh is considered a gem in Indian Cricket team and is a remarkable gem at their disposal.
Being an active member of Indian Cricket team in ODI’s since the year 2000, Yuvraj Singh has played his part to perfection in order to remain in the team for the coming 13, most glorious and wonderful years of his life where his team wins all the possible trophies there are out there towin under the superb captaincy of one of the best captains Indian Cricket team has seen to date, MS Dhoni. Not just a member, Yuvraj has also been Vice Captain of the team from the late 2007 to late 2008. This shows the diligence and input of Yuvraj Singh towards the team and his efforts in bringing his team to one of the best there are in the world.
Early life of Yuvraj Singh marks a tough time as his parents, Yograj Singh and Shabnam Singh got divorced while Yuvraj was still a small boy and it was up on him to gather himself and get strong. In fact Yuvraj was pretty much of a sportsman in his early teens as well, being a rather good roller skater and a cricketer. He won the national U-14 Roller Skating championship that clearly depicts his abilities and diligence. His father, however, was unhappy with his negligence towards cricket, threw his medal away and took him to training every day.
In his early days in cricket, Yuvraj came up as a talented sports star and a competent player. His early days in cricket saw him struggling and performing rather brilliant. His selection to compete against interstate U-16 and U-19 teams shows his performance and his abilities that were exceptional since the early days. His first class performance came in the year 1997 in the Ranji trophy season in which he didn’t made any run. However in the final of Bihar trophy in 1999, he grabbed the spot light when he went on to make 358 runs opening for Punjab U-19. After that, he was selected for India’s tour of Sri Lanka and proved himself worthy of the selection. He made some outstanding performance in both batting and bowling and was lauded by the team seniors.It was his talent that allowed him to secure a place in the national team, a dream that he fulfilled in this very life.
In T20’s, Yuvraj performance has been truly mind blowing. He has seen to be one of the best T20 players in the Cricket world. His exceptional performance however came in the year 2007 when he hit England’s Stuart Broad 6 sixes in a single over in a T20 Super 8 round in Durham. In the very same match he also made world’s fastest 50 off 12 balls, the fastest that has been made to this date.
Unluckily in the year 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed Lung Cancer that was in its first stages. He had to travel all the way to the states to get him cured. He received chemotherapy treatments at Cancer Research Institute in Boston and Medicine facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was lucky enough to fight back cancer and now is a prominent part of Indian Cricket team again.