India’s enigmatic all-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, drawing the curtains on his 19-year-long international career on Monday in a press conference in Mumbai. Yuvi, the warrior that led to Indian National Cricket Team’s historic win at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, called time on his illustrious innings thereby marking the end of a legendary era. Here are a few interesting facts about one of the decorated players of the game and his personal life.
Growing up, Yuvraj was interested in roller-skating. So much so that he even won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship. However, roller-skates soon found a place in the junkyard as his father Yograj Singh asked him to concentrate on cricket. Yuvi was good at tennis too, but sacrificed his passion for both the sports to pursue a career between 22 yards.