The entire cricketing world was shocked to hear the exit of Yuvraj Singh from the 22 yards but among them all, one person would be especially touched and it is former India captain Sourav Ganguly. The 46-year-old was the skipper of the national side when an 18-year-old Yuvraj had made his debut for his country and as time went by, he turned out to be one of his closest.
Social media was flooded with congratulatory messages and tweets for the veteran after he had announced his retirement. Ganguly too didn’t miss out on the opportunity to congratulate Yuvraj, who was an integral part of the team under his captaincy. In a tweet, Ganguly said every good things comes to an end and said the latter was like his brother. He said the entire country would be proud of him and lauded him for having a “fantastic career”.
Yuvraj didn’t miss out his favourite skipper’s tweet either and thanked him for giving him the opportunity to play for India and live his dream.
Yuvraj Singh made a mark in his debut international series which was in the ICC KnockOut in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2000. He did not get chance to bat in his debut game which was against Kenya but came out blazing against Australia in the next game, scoring 84 off 80 and winning the man of the match award after India defeated the opponents.
Yuvraj’s highest point in career though came in the 2011 World Cup when he was chosen as the man of the series as India lifted the trophy for the second time. The southpaw’s career also earned tremendous respect because of the fact that he had beaten the deadly threat of cancer to return to the ground and score more runs.