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MUMBAI: One of Yuvraj Singh's pillars throughout his journey from cricket to cancer and again, Sachin Tendulkar on Monday thanked the southpaw for all he has "done for the sport".

Walking into international sunset after ramping up the swagger and style quotient of what was once a sombre Indian dressing room for 17 years, Yuvraj was once flooded with wholesome reward by way of the cricket group, with shut friend-cum-mentor Tendulkar leading the way.

"What a fantastic career you have had Yuvi. You have come out as a true champ everytime the team needed you. The fight you put up through all the ups & downs on & off the field is just amazing. Best of luck for your 2nd innings & thanks for all that you have done for cricket," Tendulkar tweeted.

The icon's words of appreciation for the 37-year-old southpaw as soon as once more dropped at the fore the liked friendship that they percentage.

A extremely joyful Yuvraj carried Tendulkar on his shoulders after they helped India to a World Cup triumph in 2011, together realising their long-cherished dream.

The second of triumph was once adopted by way of the shocking revelation that Yuvraj was once identified with a unprecedented germ cellular cancer.

Tendulkar had as soon as stated that he was once petrified of breaking down in entrance of Yuvraj when they met in London his treatment for a unprecedented germ cellular cancer in the United States.

"When I saw my wife discussing medical terms with Yuvraj, I realised what he had been going through," Tendulkar had stated on the unencumber of Yuvraj's guide 'The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back'.

"When I went to meet him in London, I was telling my wife that I don't want to break down when I see him," Tendulkar had stated then of the discussion with his physician spouse.

In his heart, Yuvraj has handiest reverence for Tendulkar.

Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he loved most luck. His one-day runs tally places him 22nd in the general list, and seventh amongst Indians.

A useful left-arm spinner, Yuvraj picked up 111 ODI wickets at an average of 36.55.

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