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30 Little Known Facts About Yuvraj Singh That Every Fan Should Know

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Yuvraj Singh, the most famous all-rounder, considered to be one of the greatest limited over players to play for Indian Cricket Team, is a natural stroke player with an aggressive style of play. He is widely known for his pull shot, while his other well known shots include flick, cover drive and cut shot. Here are some really interesting things to know about the Indian International cricketer:

  1.  He holds the record for hitting six sixes in a single over, during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 match. He also holds the record for fastest T20 fifty scoring it in just 12 balls against England.
  2.  Yuvraj became the first all-rounder to score 300 plus runs and to take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
  3.  He was honored with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award by the Government of India in the year 2012. Two years later, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor.
  4.  He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on June 10, 2019, last representing India in June 2017, against the West Indies.
  5.  In the year 2015, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the history of Indian Premier League.
  6.  He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor stage-1 in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, United States as well as the Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, following the 2011 ICC World Cup.
  7.  He was discharged after the completion of the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in March 2012, with the aim of resuming cricket at the World Twenty20.
  8.  In September 2012, he was picked to be a part of the 15-member Indian squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
  9.  In February 2014, Yuvraj was honored with FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award.
  10.  Power Brands awarded Yuvraj Singh the Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar in August 2018, for being an impact player on the field and off it, for demonstrating humility in greatness and for leading the charge in the battle against cancer, reinforcing the belief that together, YOUWECAN!
  11.  In the year 2006, he was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console during its launch in India. He was featured in advertisements along with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.
  12.  The same year, Codemasters' cricket video game Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 was released with his endorsement in India, titled "Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007."
  13.  He is the brand ambassador of sports365.in, an online store focused on selling sports goods and fitness equipment.
  14.  He was also appointed as the brand ambassador for the sports brand Puma, and also the brand ambassador of Ulysse Nardin watch.
  15.  He established the foundation YouWeCan, along with his mother Shabnam Singh, in an effort to spread awareness about the fatal disease Cancer.
  16.  Microsoft initially launched the YouWeCan app for the Windows Phone in September 2012. When a user buys the app, he/she contributes one part of the price ₹565 (US$8.20) as a donation to the foundation.
  17.  He was one of the participants in the "Celebrity Clásico 2016" which was played with an objective to generate funds for charitable initiatives.
  18.  His autobiography "The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back,” a personal account of Yuvraj's journey through cancer with the 2011 World Cup victory in the background, was published in February 2013.
  19.  He was born on December 12, 1981 to Yograj Singh, a former India cricketer, and Shabnam Singh, in Chandigarh, India.
  20.  During his childhood, his favorite sports were Tennis and roller skating, and was in fact quite good at both the sports. He won the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship.
  21.  It was reported that his father threw away the medal and asked him to concentrate on cricket, taking him to training every day.
  22.  He attended the DAV Public School in Chandigarh, before graduating with a Degree in Commerce from the DAV College, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  23.  He got engaged to Hazel Keech, also known by the name Gurbasant Kaur, on November 12, 2015, and married her on November 30, 2016.
  24.  She is a British−Mauritian model, who was featured in small roles in Indian television programs and films.
  25.  During his teen years, he was enrolled at the Elf-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Mumbai, where he lived with cricket writer Makarand Waingankar’s residence in Andheri.
  26.  He played for the Punjab under-19s in a Vijay Merchant Trophy match and smashed a 279 out of a team score of 498 against Jammu and Kashmir under-16s in the year 1996.
  27.  In December 1999, while playing for Punjab under-19s against Bihar under-19s in the Cooch Behar Trophy final, he scored 358 off 404 balls, with 40 fours and six sixes.
  28.  He, along with Mohammad Kaif, was the first Indians to play T20 cricket when Yorkshire faced Derbyshire on June 14, 2003. A few days later, he became the first Indian to score a fifty in T20 cricket, when he scored 71 against Sehwag’s Leicestershire.
  29.  It was reported that Yuvraj was not a good cricketer in his learning age, due to which his father asked Navjot Singh Sidhu to train him. His batting skills were so bad that Sidhu even gave up hope on him.
  30.  He is the only player in the history of Indian cricket who has been an integral part of 3 successful World Cup championships. He even won the Player of the Series award in the CC U19 World Cup in 2000 as well as in the 2011 World Cup.
  31.  Yuvraj Singh Net Worth: $25 Million

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