Monday was an emotional day for Indian cricket fans as ace skipper Yuvraj Singh bid adieu to his glittering 19-year long cricketing career announcing his retirement from international cricket in an emotional press conference.

Good wishes poured from different parts of the world for Yuvraj, one of the most loved Indian cricketers.

Among the well wishers was Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who said that Yuvraj deserved a better farewell considering his contributions to Indian cricket.

Sharma, who is currently focusing on the World Cup 2019 in England took to Twitter and posted a heartfelt message for his “brotherman”.

His tweet read, “You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off. @YUVSTRONG12

Reading his tweet, Singh responded saying, “You know how I feel inside ! Love you brothaman you go be a legend.”

 


In a separate post on his Twitter handle, Yuvi posted a heartfelt message along with a video with his #12 jersey.

“After 25 yrs in cricket Ive decided to move on. Cricket has given me everythin I have. ThankU 4being a part of this journey. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again n move forward. It has been a lovely journey. See you on the other side. #SteppingOut,” it read.

 


The cricketer, who played an essential role in India’s successful tournaments at the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup, joined the club of India’s finest players who were not given a farewell match, such as Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag.

Yuvraj also revealed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had promised him a farewell match if he fails to clear the Yo-Yo fitness test – that has now become a critical factor in measuring an athlete’s endurance level that clears them for being considered in the Indian cricketing squad. However, as he managed to pass the Yo-Yo fitness test, the swansong never took place.

Yuvraj bagged a name for himself early in his career and flourished ever since. With a career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20s and 40 test matches, Yuvi engraved his place in the world of cricket.

From scoring six sixes in one over, Yuvraj had the capability of single-handedly winning matches for his side because of his electrifying fielding, hoodwinking bowling and aggressive batting, which made his peers believe in him even on difficult days.

The Punjab lad would also not be participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However he is now open to playing other T20 leagues in other countries.