Yuvraj Singh: Yuvraj Singh (Yuvi) is an Indian cricketer who was born on 12 December 1981 in a Jat family in Chandigarh, Punjab. His father's name is Yograj Singh, who has been a former Indian cricketer, as well as he has also been an actor in Punjabi films. Yuvraj Singh's mother's name is Shabnam Singh. And Yuvraj Singh has a brother named Zorawar Singh.
Yuvraj Singh did not like playing cricket as a child.
Yuvraj Singh was interested in sports like roller skating and tennis during his childhood and Yuvraj was also very good at these sports. He also won the National Under 14 Roller Skating Championship. He was more interested in these sports but his father did not want them.
Did Yuvraj Singh play cricket because of his father and in which school did Yuvraj Singh study?
Yuvraj's father forced him more to play cricket. He also used to give daily training to his son Yuvraj to play cricket. His father wanted Yuvraj Singh to become a fast bowler like him, but Yuvraj wanted to become a skater. Yuvraj Singh did his schooling at DAV Public School in Chandigarh, Punjab.
He also worked as a child star in 2 films 'Mehndi Sagan Di' and 'Pat Sardar'. After a few years, his parents got divorced and Yuvraj Singh started living with his mother Shabnam Singh. This is how his childhood life passed.
Cricket career of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is a left-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Through this, he progressed in his career. He plays the key balls better than the fast bowlers as compared to the spin bowlers.
Yuvraj Singh (Yuvi) started his cricket career at the age of 11 with Punjab Under-12s against Jammu and Kashmir-16s in November 1995-1996. After this, in the year 1996-1997, he played a match against Himachal Pradesh from Punjab Under-19s. Similarly, till 2000, he played matches at the national level in India.
After this, in the year 2000 itself, he received the 'Player of the Tournament Award' for his all-round performance in the Under-19s Cricket World Cup, which India won under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif. Due to Yuvraj's excellent performance in the Under-19s World Cup, he was selected for the Indian team for the ICC Knockout Trophy. From here Yuvraj played his first One Day International match against Kenya.
Although the Indian team did not win in this tournament, Yuvraj had a great performance in this tournament. In this tournament, Yuvraj Singh scored 84 runs in 82 balls against Australia. Apart from this, Yuvraj Singh also had a great performance against Sri Lanka in the same tournament.
Yuvraj Singh is a left-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Through this, Yuvraj progressed in his cricket world. Compared to the spin bowlers, he plays and understands the balls better from the fast bowlers.
Which girl did Yuvraj Singh marry?
Yuvraj Singh went to a friend's birthday party in the year 2011. There Yuvraj met Bollywood actress Hazel Keech. In an interview given on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Yuvraj Singh had told that after the birthday party, Yuvraj and Hazel Keech did not talk much for two years. But after some time both of them became very good friends. Then in the year 2016, Yuvraj Singh married Hazel Keech. You might know that Hazel Keech is from Essex, England.
Yuvraj Singh's unique record of 6 sixes in the world of cricket
For the first time in the history of T-20 cricket, a player hit six consecutive sixes in the air. It was only after this match with England that Yuvraj Singh got the name of Sixer King.
This opportunity was of the World T20 at that time. The Indian team adorned with youth was continuously succeeding in its mission. The next encounter in that league match was against England. Batting first after winning the toss, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir gave the team a great start. Both players also completed their half-centuries. When the score was 155 runs, the Indian team got a third blow in the form of Robin Uthappa. This was India's third blow in three consecutive overs. Now there were two new faces at the crease namely Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.
Who made Yuvraj Singh angry?
Yuvraj Singh seemed to be in a different mood that day. By playing the first ball dot, the mood of the pitch was felt, then he sent his second ball over the covers for a four. In the next over, Andrew Flintoff was hit for two fours and the English all-rounder got irritated. At the end of the over, he even threatened Yuvi to slit his throat. The controversy escalated with Andrew Flintoff. The umpires had to intervene in the brawl. Furious at the behavior of the England team, Yuvraj Singh took all his anger out on Stuart Broad. The 21-year-old Broad's Yuvi smashed in such a way that it became an example.
Yuvraj hit 6 sixes in 1 over. In South Africa's Kingsmead ground, Yuvraj Singh's bat was such that it rained sixes in all four corners. In this match, Yuvraj also scored a half-century in 12 balls in T20 International, which remains a world record.