Yuvraj Singh : Happy Birthday Fighter
There has been Sachin , there has been Dravid – whom we term as GOD and Wall respectively when international cricket comes into picture. The last decade in international Cricket is seen as Golden period of Indian Cricket , the era of upliftment , the era of glory and the era which turned Team India into a super power in International Arena. The captaincy of Sourav Ganguly came as building phase and then another captain, MS Dhoni utilized Dada’s legacy to make India world champion twice.
During this phase, India produced a golden boy and rare breed of cricketer who deserves ultimate respect and it would not be wrong to say that he was made for World Cups. Yes, you are absolutely correct. I am talking about the fighter , Yuvraj Singh. It was 2000 Under 19 Cricket world cup under the captaincy of Md. Kaif , where India ended up emerging as champion and Yuvraj earned player of the tournament due to all round effort throughout the tournament.
He is one of the rarest cricketer, who will always be remembered as Player of Special and Crucial moments. Although not so successful in test cricket, his limited over carrier is full of glories as he single handedly won many games for India. His brutal and attacking batting style , useful contribution with the ball , electrifying fielding and even more – those powerful sixes can never vanish from our mind.
During childhood, his father Yograj singh took a skating Gold metal off his son’s neck and threw it out of the car and forced him to play cricket. This was that moment which led foundation of his most memorable day of life i.e. April 2nd 2011, When India lifted World Cup after 28 years and his contribution was most Vital – 362 runs, 15 wickets, 4 Man of the match and Player of the tournament.
During Inaugural World T20 2007, he smashed Stuart Broad Six sixes in a over – registering fastest 50 in International Cricket off just 12 deliveries and again his 30 balls 70 runs in semi final against mighty aussies played crucial role in India’s Successful campaign.
And the most important factor – he is an Inspiration for this generation. Despite of having breathing issues, nausea and bouts of vomiting blood – he played for the team in World Cup 2011 and later he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and Underwent Chemotherapy in USA. He defeated cancer and returned to the field representing in national colors. He started his his own charity YouWeCan for treatment of Cancer patients.
Despite of displaying time to time consistency in domestic level, Yuvraj is still fighting to reserve a place in International side. His performances in Vijay Hazare trophy, Ranji Trophy are exceptional and selectors must consider Yuvraj in the squad.
“We wish Yuvraj all the good luck , we wish to see him representing Team India again. Happy Birthday Yuvraj – The fighter , Yuvraj – The Inspiration.”