Recently, all rounder cricketer Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. In his long speech, the cricketer also confirmed that the cricketer IPL 2019 was his last tournament he played as a player. In a span of 24 years, Yuvraj has 8,701 runs and 111 wickets to his credit in ODIs.
Soon after his announcement, Bollywood celebs like Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor amongst others, took to social media and wished the cricketer for his future.
Soon after his announcement, his wife Hazel Keech posted a picture with Yuvi and captioned it, “And, with that, its the end of an era. Be proud of yourself husband, now onto the next chapter…. love you @yuvisofficial” While a few of their friends kept commenting on her post, Yuvraj’s ex-girlfriend Kim Sharma too sent her love to the couple. Commenting on the post, Sharma wrote, “Shine brighter you lovely duo”
She also took to her own Twitter account and wrote: “Well played Yuvraj. A standing ovation for some unforgettable moments in sport. May your next phase be as smashing with Hazel.”
— Kim Sharma (@kimsharma3) June 10, 2019
Meanwhile, in his speech, he said, “I am extremely lucky to play 400+ games for India, I for one, would have not imagined doing this when I started my career as a Cricketer. Through this journey, some matches that remain etched in my memory were the 2002 NatWest final, my first test hundred in Lahore in 2004, the 2007 ODI series in England, six sixes at the 2007 T20 World Cup, that match when we realised to have not gone beyond at 2007 50-over World Cup and then the most memorable was 2011 World Cup finals. My next focus is enabling and helping people with Cancer through my charity YouWeCan. I really want to make a difference to the society by setting example through my inspiring story,”
He then continued saying, “I would like to thank my family, my mother, especially, who is present here today; my loving mother who has been the pillar of strength and gave me birth twice, my loving wife who stood by me in my tough times and my close friends who get sick of me but are always there for me, everybody who I love is here today except my dad. So I think it’s a perfect day to move on thank you all the media for capturing this lovely journey. Thank you everyone and see you on the other side.”