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Yuvraj Singh, hero of India's 2011 World Cup triumph, retires from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Yuvraj, 37, last played for India in an ODI against West Indies on June 30, 2017.

Overall, Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. In 2007, Yuvraj Singh showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever World T20. He followed that up with a barnstorming fifty against Australia and played a crucial hand as India won the first edition of the World T20.

Yuvraj Singh was at his best in the 2011 World Cup. 362 runs, 15 wickets, 4 man-of-the-match awards and the Player of the Tournament - Yuvraj Singh would forever be remembered for his scintillating performance in India’s second World Cup triumph at home.

After the World Cup, it emerged Yuvraj Singh had battled cancer throughout the tournament. He went overseas for treatment and just when everyone thought he would never again take the cricket field, Yuvraj went away to France for a training stint. Back in India much slimmer and fitter, Yuvraj Singh showed what he was still capable of with a 35-ball 77 in a T20 International against Australia.

Yuvraj Singh was never again the same player after the 2011 World Cup. But he continued to be a huge favourite for teams in the Indian Premier League.

In 2014, Yuvraj Singh went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore while Delhi Capitals snapped him up for Rs 16 crore the next year. Sunrisers Hyderabad invested Rs 7 crore in Yuvraj Singh in 2016.

After a dismal stint with Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season, Yuvraj Singh was bought for his base price by Mumbai Indians.

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