Yuvraj Singh Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameYuvraj Singh Bhundel NicknameYuvi ProfessionCricketer Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm in meters- 1.85 m in feet inches- 6’ 1” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg in pounds- 176 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 41 inches - Waist: 34 inches - Biceps: 13 inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutTest- 16 October 2003 vs New Zealand at Mohali ODI- 3 October 2000vs Kenya at Nairobi T20- 13 September 2007 vs Scotland at Durban Last MatchTest- India v England at Kolkata, December 5-9, 2012 ODI- West Indies v India at North Sound, June 30, 2017 T20- India v England at Bengaluru, February 1, 2017 International Retirement10 June 2019 (from all formats) Jersey Number#12 (India) #12 (IPL, County Cricket) Domestic/State Team(s)• Delhi Daredevils • India A • Kings XI Punjab • Pune Warriors • Punjab • Royal Challengers Bangalore • Sunrisers Hyderabad • Yorkshire Coach/MentorSukhwinder Singh alias Bawa Batting StyleLeft-handed Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox Favourite ShotSlog-sweeps Records (Main Ones)• The first player to hit six 6's in an over in a T20 match. He did it in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England in Stuart Broad's over. • Fastest T20 fifty by scoring it in 12 balls against England national cricket team during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. Awards, Honours, Achievements 2012: Arjuna Award 2014: Padma Shri Personal Life Date of Birth12 December 1981 Age (as in 2018)37 Years BirthplaceChandigarh, India Zodiac signSagittarius Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yuvraj Singh
Does Yuvraj Singh smoke?: Not Known
Does Yuvraj Singh drink alcohol?: Yes
Yuvraj Singh Holding A Glass Of Whiskey
During his childhood, Yuvraj was very fond of roller-skating and tennis and even won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship. However, his father threw his skating medal; as he wanted him to concentrate on Cricket.
His father, Yograj Singh is a former Indian fast bowler and a popular actor of Punjabi films.
Yograj Singh In A Punjabi Film
In his childhood, he appeared as a child actor in two Punjabi films- Putt Sardara & Mehndi Sajna Di.
After receiving his basic training in cricket in Punjab, he was sent to Mumbai for his further training at the Elf-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy.
In the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final in December 1999, he scored a triple hundred (358 off 404 balls) against Bihar. Interestingly, MS Dhoni was a part of the Bihar team in this match.
After his parents’ divorce, he decided to stay with his mother.
He believes number 12 to be his lucky number.
The first paycheck that Yuvraj had got after playing the International Cricket was of 21 lakh (INR), which he handed over to his mother to buy a house.
In the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, he created history by hitting six 6’s against England in Stuart Broad’s over.
After Sachin Tendulkar, he is the only Indian player to be signed by English county team Yorkshire.
After the 2011 World Cup, the shocking news came that he had lung cancer, he stayed strong and went through chemotherapy and came back fit and fine.
He was the most expensive player in the IPL 2014 and 2015 auctions. (14 Crore & 16 Crore INR respectively).
Yuvraj performed as a voice artist in the Bollywood animated film “Jumbo“.
He considers Sachin Tendulkar as his role model.
A tattoo with Roman “XII” on his left-hand bicep.
Yuvraj Singh Tattoo
In 2012, he founded YouWeCan for cancer patients.
Yuvraj Singh YouWeCan
In 2013, he released his autobiography The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back.
Yuvraj Singh Autobiography The Test of My Life From Cricket to Cancer and Back
On 10 June 2019, he announced his retirement from international cricket. He played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers.