Yuvraj Singh

Birth Name : Yuvraj Singh

Full Name : Yuvraj Yograj Singh

Nick Name : Yuvi, Prince of Punjab

Born : December 12, 1981

Born Place : Chandigarh, Punjab, India.

Height : 6' 2" (1.88m)

Playing role : Middle-order batsman

Batting style : Left-hand bat

Bowling style : Slow left-arm orthodox

Role : Batting All rounder

Major teams : Asia XI, Kings XI Punjab, and Yorkshire, India national cricket team, Pune Warriors India, Punjab cricket team

About Yuvraj Singh

Who is Yuvraj Singh ?

Yuvraj Singh (also known by his nickname:- Yuvi, Prince of Punjab) is a professional cricketer in India. He is the one of the best batsmen in the cricket history. Yuvraj Singh was born in Dec twelve, 1981, Chandigarh, Punjab, India. He belongs to a Sikh Jat Family. His father's name is Yograj Singh. His father was a cricket player in India and who played as a right-arm fast-medium bowler in six One Day International’s for his country.

At the time of injury, his career was ended then he entered in the Punjabi film industry and Pinewood, after that, In year 2000, Yuvraj becomes a member of the Indian cricket team. His Mother’s name is Shabnam Singh. Yuvraj has a brother named Zoravar Singh. Yograj and Shabnam divorced years ago, with Yuvraj chooses to stay with his mother.

Yuvraj Singh’s early year and Domestic Career :

Yuvraj Singh is a cricketer from Chandigarh in India. As we all know he is the son of former cricketer Yograj Singh. While Yuvraj captained the Under-19 Punjab team than he was first noticed by the selectors in the final of the Cooch-Behar Trophy against Bihar Under-19s.

In final Match he scored 359 runs. In January 2000 he was selected for the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka and The tournament was won by the Indian team. Yuvraj selected for the primary batch in Bangalore of the National Cricket Academy within the year 2000. He displayed his potential in his Second One Day International against the Australians where he scored against a speed attack by seasoned bowlers like Brett Lee, Glen McGarth and Jason Gillespie.

However, soon he was not in form, and in early 2001, he dropped from the One Day International’s in India against Australia. Later in the year he helped India defeat Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 98 scored.

Yuvraj Singh’s Cricinfo and International Career :

The Yorkshire signed Yuvraj; After the Cricket World Cup of 2003, Yuvi becomes the second Indian to represent the country after Tendulkar. However, he had an unsatisfying run, scoring but two hundred runs in either form of the sport, however he described it as a very important learning experience. Against England in the NatWest Series final, his superb partnership in July 2002 with Mohammad Kaif led India to victory.

At the 2003, He played Cricket World Cup FR India. After that, against Australia and Zimbabwe, he scored to make centuries. In the Round Robin League’s last match, he made score against West Indies as scored 166 runs with Mohammad Kaif and was announced the Man of the Match. However, his relations were strained with his new coach Greg Chappell at that time and he often showdown with the team management.

In the series in four games, In the West, Yuvraj hit two fifties and the series 4-1 lost by India. His performance was accredited and the ICC shortlisted him for the International One Day player as one of four nominees for player of the year award.

Twenty20 Career :

Super 8 match of ICC World Twenty20 against England held on 19 September 2007 in Durban at Kingsmead, In an over off Stuart Broad, Yuvraj hit Six Sixes. These sixes helped him in a Twenty20 game to reach the fastest fifty ever, off just 13 balls and also the reach the fastest for any international cricket forum.

In senior cricket and also in one over that six sixes hit in the fourth time and also in Twenty20 cricket for the first time, and also the same first time against a bowler of a Test playing nation in the international cricket forum. Yuvraj hit the longest six of 119 metres (390 ft) off Australian bowler Brett Lee of the tournament. For his 6 sixes achievement, Yuvraj awarded a Porsche 911 by Lalit Modi which is the Vice President of India for the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI). From the BCCI in the tournament, Yuvraj received for his performance of Rs.10, 000,000 (US$252, 716) in cash.

In Twenty 20 matches, Yuvi is also the first player in India to cross 100 Sixes. Yuvraj also made the scores 71 runs off 29 balls in Twenty20 semi-finals against Australia and in the World went on to claim for the Man of the Match at Durban.

Indian Premier League :

In the First two Seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL), he was the Captain and icon player of the Kings XI Punjab team. The icon player status abolished in 2010 and later on captaincy given to Sangakkara in third season in 2010. In the round-robin phase, they came second of the tournament, but they lost the Chennai Super Kings's semi-final.

In Durban against Royal Challengers Bangalore Yuvraj picked up in T20 cricket on 1 may 2009 his first hat-trick at Kingsmead, the same ground in Durban where Yuvi hit his six sixes. He dismissed Robin Uthappa, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis. In Johannesburg against Deccan Chargers Yuvraj picked up in Twenty20 cricket on 17 May 2009 his second hat-trick at the Wanderers Stadium. Yuvraj dismissed Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs, and Venugopal Rao. For the IPL 2011, A New Team introduced The Pune Warriors.

Yuvraj Singh bought through the team and chosen to make captain. Pune Warriors finished ninth, ahead of only the Delhi Daredevils. Yuvraj made the scores 344 runs from 14 matches including two half-centuries with an average of 35.30. For 2012 Indian Premier League, After much controversy, BCCI agreed for replacement of Pune Warriors, his medical condition's citing for 2012 IPL due to the same.

Come Back After Lung Cancer :

In Indianapolis, after treating of his chemotherapy sessions seminoma, Yuvraj's cancer shown full signs of remission, he aimed at the World Twenty20 at resuming cricket. From September 18, 2012 Yuvraj Singh picked by the selectors to be a part of the World Twenty20 Indian squad of the 15-member in Sri Lanka. At Chennai in a T20I against New Zealand He made his comeback where he made scores 35 off 25 balls (1 four, 2 sixes) as by only one run he lost his side.

Against Afghanistan, he started campaigning with a 3/24 in his World Twenty20. Against Australia he took 1/15, against Pakistan he took 2/16 and against South Africa he took 2/23. He was being the highest wicket taker in the tournament in India, though his expectations could not match up with his bat. At Home against England for the test series he got selected. While for the test he prepared, at Hyderabad against central zone, he was playing a single dollop trophy match and before he was being caught by Murali Kartik and bowled where he made scores 209 off 240 balls (34 fours and 3 sixes).

As a Member of Indian Cricket Team against England, he starred in the first class match and he took 5/94, where he made scores 60 (7fours and 4 sixes), in Mumbai at the Brabourne Stadium.

Yuvraj Singh’s Achievements and Awards :

Yuvraj awarded a Porsche 911 by Lalit Modi which is the Vice President of India for the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI). Yuvraj received for his performance in T20 World cup of Rs.10, 000,000 (US$252, 716) in cash. In 3 consecutive series, Yuvraj was named as the “Man of the Series” against England, Pakistan and South Africa.

The Yorkshire signed Yuvraj; After the Cricket World Cup of 2003, Yuvi becomes the second Indian to represent the country after Tendulkar. “Microsoft” signed Yuvraj for the “Xbox 360 video game console” to be a brand ambassador in India when it was launched in 2006.