Ace Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket Monday, amid the World Cup frenzy. The cricketer from Chandigarh also bid adieu to his IPL career as well and fans showered him with love and support. Singh was instrumental in India’s success in the 2007 T20I World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. As praise and tributes flooded social media, Amul joined the bandwagon dedicated its latest topical cartoon to him.
In a heartfelt tribute, the dairy brand reminisced about his mind-blowing record of six consecutive sixes off Stuart Broad in an over with a tagline, “Sabke chhakke chhudaa diye!” In a classic display of the brand’s love for wordplays, they added, “Yu (you) Love it! Vi (we) love it!” to laud the star player who won the Man of the Tournament award in 2011 World Cup.
Sketching the left-handed batsman posing after playing a characteristic shot in India colours, the cartoon had the Amul Girl gesturing a six with buttered toast in both hands!
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) June 11, 2019
Singh played 304 ODI games in which he scored 8701 runs, 40 Test matches in which he scored 1900 runs and 58 T20Is in which he scored 1177 runs.
While Singh said winning the 2011 World Cup remains the highest point of his career, it was followed by a tough and life-changing phase for him as he battled cancer. However, his comeback in 2017 proved his mettle and fans grew emotional about his retirement all over again after the advertisement was released.
— Ashish Taparia (@herecomesashish) June 12, 2019
This is soooooooooo Adorable… 🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍 https://t.co/9xSH2BFYRk
— cherry (@ontheparantha) June 11, 2019
— Verun Jaamwaal (@jammy_blues) June 11, 2019
Amazing tribute to one of the greatest ODI Batsman. @YUVSTRONG12
— Rahul Sisodia 🇮🇳 (@RahulKumarSiso2) June 11, 2019
— Dark Knight (@pavan_939) June 11, 2019
Yuvraj Singh is the only player to win the World Cup, the T20 World Cup and the U19 World Cup. He was named as the Man of the Series in all three tournaments. He is also the only person to register a fifty in knockout matches of all three tournaments.
Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest fifty in international cricket – his 12-ball 50 against England at the 2007 World T20I.
“After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward,” he said at a press conference in Mumbai while announcing his decision.