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NEW DELHI: Stylish left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from world cricket, bringing down the curtain on a glittering profession.

Making the announcement in Mumbai, Yuvraj stated, "After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward."

"I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket," Yuvraj added.

"It was a love-hate relationship with this game. I can't explain what it really means to me. This game taught me to fight. I have failed more times than I succeeded and I will never give up," Yuvraj stated.

Yuvraj indexed the the 2011 World Cup triumph, getting six sixes in an over against England in the 2007 Twenty20 edition and his first Test hundred, against Pakistan in Lahore in 2004, as the three most particular moments of his profession.

He will at all times be remembered as some of the greatest batsmen ever to have performed restricted overs cricket. A participant who made batting on the absolute best level in world cricket look effortless on his day.

Yuvraj showed that he'll be pursuing a contract profession in ICC licensed overseas Twenty20 leagues.

Yuvraj burst onto the scene in the ICC Knockout Tournament in 2000 in Nairobi and helped India succeed in the final.

Regarded as one among India's greatest restricted overs cricketers, a few of Yuvraj's profession highlights vary from playing an excellent 69 run knock in the 2002 Natwest final, through which India beat England by way of 2 wickets, to smashing England's Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in one over in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa (2007) - a tournament which India went on to win, to playing a big role in taking India to the 2011 World Cup title.

Yuvraj performed a stellar role in India's 2011 ODI World Cup campaign and was once named the person of the tournament. His 2 wickets and 57 run knock vs Australia in the quarter-final of that tournament, followed by way of his ecstatic celebration after profitable the event won't ever be forgotten.

Yuvraj, who may be a most cancers survivor, closing performed a Test in 2012 and an ODI and T20 in 2017. Overall he has performed 402 world fits and retires with over 11,000 world runs and 148 world wickets throughout all three formats of the game.

Yuvraj's former teammates took to Twitter to pay their tributes:

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