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  • Born on12 December 1981 in Chandigarh, India, is a cricketer from India, and the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh. He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000 (ODIs) and played his first Test match in 2003.
  • Yuvraj is primarily a left-handed batsman but can bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin. He is regarded as being a better player of fast bowling than spin bowling, and cites the Indian Oil Cup 2005 as a turning point in his career.
  • He is one of the better fielders in the Indian team, fielding primarily at point, with a good aim at the stump.
  •  A Cricinfo report published in late 2005 showed that since 1999, he was the fourth most prolific fielder in effecting ODI run outs, and of those on the list of prolific fielders, he had the second highest rate of effecting a run out.
  • He was previously often characterized as having attitude problems, but now often assumes leadership positions whilst either captain Rahul Dravid or vice-captain Virender Sehwag are absent.
  • The gifted stroke maker has matured to finishing games with clinical precision. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar once commented that "the reason why Yuvraj made it and his father didn’t, despite both of them being blessed with talent, was the fact that Yuvraj has the focused aggression and the guidance to take him all the way. Yuvraj has the longing to go all the way that is found rarely."
  • EARLY CAREER:-
  • Yuvraj first came to attention when he captained the U-19 Punjab cricket team in the final of the Cooch-Behar Trophy against Bihar U-19s, in which he scored 358.He then gained selection for the U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in January 2000, where he was part of a team lead by Mohammed Kaif which won the tournament.Yuvraj was subsequently selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
  • ODI Career:-
  • Yuvraj made his One-day International debut against Kenya at Nairobi in 2000, at the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy He showed his potential in his second ODI which was against the Australians where he scored a quickfire 84 off 82 balls against a quality pace attack consisting of bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie.
  • However, after a lean run of form, he was dropped for the one-dayers against Australia in India in early 2001,but returned later in the year and helped India to victory in a match in Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 98.
  • One of his most memorable innings was a partnership with Mohammad Kaif in the NatWest Series final against England in July 2002 which led India to victory.
  • He was selected and represented India at the 2003 Cricket World Cup. He scored his first century in his fourth season with the Indian team against Bangladesh in 2003. After that he also scored hundreds against Zimbabwe and Australia, including a 139 off 119 balls at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • In the Indian Oil Cup 2005, he made 110 (off 114 balls) (his third century) and an important partnership worth 165 runs with Mohammad Kaif, to become the man of the match against West Indies in the last match of the round robin league. After reaching his century, he attracted attention by angry gesticulations to the Indian dressing room, which was postulated to be due to his clashes with team management - Greg Chappell had been appointed as the new Indian coach and he had criticised Yuvraj.
  • TEST CAREER:-
  • Yuvraj made his Test debut against New Zealand in Mohali in late 2003 in front of his home crowd in Punjab due to the absence of regular captain Sourav Ganguly in the No. 6 position.He was omitted upon Ganguly's return but got another another opportunity in the Test team in the 2004 Tour to Pakistan, when Ganguly was again injured.
  • He scored his first Test century in a losing effort against Pakistan in the second Test at Lahore.
  • He scored a second Test century in the third and final Test in Pakistan in the series in January 2006, which India again lost.
  • However, Yuvraj has struggled subsequently in 2006, failing to pass 50 in six Tests against England (two, both at home) and the West Indies (four, all away from home). His injury in late 2006 allowed the return of former captain Ganguly to the team, who subsequently top-scored in the series.
  • COUNTY CRICKET:-
  • After the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Yuvraj was signed by Yorkshire, becoming only the second Indian after Tendulkar to represent the county.However, he had a disappointing run, scoring less than 200 runs in either form of the game,but described it as an important learning experience.
  • COMMERCIAL CRICKET:-
  • Yuvraj was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console when it was launched in India in 2006. He appeared in advertisements for the console alongside Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. A cricket game with his endorsement, Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007, was announced for release in 2007 in India.
  • OUTSIDE CRICKET:-
  • Off field, he is known to be a colorful character, with numerous brand endorsements and is often found on Page 3 thanks to his relationship with actress Kim Sharma.
  • The future looks bright for this ‘Punjab da puttar’, whether he delivers though remains to be seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yuvraj Singh
India (Ind)
Yuvraj Singh
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling type Slow left arm orthodox
Tests ODIs
Matches 19 163
Runs scored 830 4412
Batting average 33.20 35.29
100s/50s 2/3 7/26
Top score 122 139
Balls bowled 144 1945
Wickets 1 42
Bowling average 90.00 37.85
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - N/A
Best bowling 1/25 4/6
Catches/stumpings 21/- 54
 
 
 

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