He always kept his head held high, he stood undeterred in the face of cancer and conquered it and his passion for cricket made a special place for him in the heart of every Indian cricket fan. His sensational form made Team India invincible at multiple occasions. He is none other than the impeccable former Indian Cricketer, Yuvraj Singh. In honor of this incredible batsman, a life-size statue of Yuvraj Singh was unveiled outside of Ferozepur District Cricket Association’s Ground. The statue was inaugurated by a local politician on the auspicious occasion of New Year’s Day.
It is a common scenario to see cricket pavilions named after renowned cricketers like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. But having a statue sculpted for a cricketer is extraordinary. The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian cricketer to have his own grand statue in Bihar. Yuvraj Singh is another cricketer after Tendulkar to have a statue of himself. Undeniably, he deserved this honor as he is one of the finest cricketers to have represented India in ODIs and T20Is and bagged many prestigious titles.
A lookback at Yuvraj’s illustrious career
Yuvraj’s contribution to cricket will always be cherished by his fans. Especially his 84-run knock against the Aussies in his second ODI and his feisty performance in the 2011 World Cup. No one can ever forget how he hit Stuart Board for six sixes in an over during India’s Super 8 match against England in the 2007 World T20. The southpaw also took the onus to guide India to victory in the 2011 World Cup when the ‘Men In Blue’ triumphed over Sri Lanka. During the tournament, he scored 362 runs (including a century against the West Indies in Chennai), scalped 15 wickets and therefore, earned the Man of the Tournament award.
When he announced his retirement in June 2019, he left his fans in denial and shock because at that moment, India was involved in playing the World Cup 2019. He ended his career with ODI record of 8701 runs, securing 22nd position in the overall list, and seventh among Indian cricketers, at an average of 36.55 and 111 wickets.