Vastavam web: The ICC and BCCI have congratulated Yuvraj Singh for an outstanding career after the flamboyant cricketer announced his retirement from international cricket here on Monday. Yuvraj played pivotal roles in India winning the ODI Cricket World Cup 2011 and the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.
“Yuvraj had an outstanding international career. He was one of those players who could raise his game in crunch situations and excelled at ICC events time after time. He has been an inspiration both on and off the field and given so much joy to millions of fans the world over,” International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement. “I have no doubt that Yuvraj is a hero not just in the cricketing world but outside of it too. On behalf of the ICC, I congratulate Yuvraj for his superb career and wish him all the best for the future.”
The former all-rounder was named player of the tournament at the 2011 World Cup as he scored a century and four fifties for an aggregate of 362 runs, besides grabbing 15 wickets. During the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa, he smashed six sixes in an over off England’s Stuart Broad in a crucial league match.
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) wrote on its twitter page: “As @YUVSTRONG12 calls it quits on his glorious career, we rewind the clock and look at his most iconic cricket moments. Thank you for the memories Yuvi #TeamIndia #YuvrajSingh.”