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Yuvraj Singh

Born: 12 December 1981

  • He is a former Indian cricketer who played in all forms of the game.
  • An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, he is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.
  • One of the greatest limited over players to play for India, Yuvraj was particularly noted for his hitting of the ball and his fielding.
  • He was a member of the Indian cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017 and played his first Test match in October 2003.
  • He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007 and 2008.
  • He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won.
  • In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad — a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two Test cricket teams.
  • In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all Twenty20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls.
  • During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match.
  • In 2011, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis.
  • In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April.
  • He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.

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