After achieving several awards over the years, an Indian cricketer and hero of 2011 world cup, Yuvraj Singh who played in all forms, bids adieu to International cricket on Monday. It was shocking for his fans after he made his retirement announcement. Some showered him with good wishes keeping his achievements in memories while some bid him farewell with teary eyes. On Monday, Yuvraj Singh took to his Instagram handle where he shared a video of his journey along with a long emotional message that says, ‘Cricket has given me everything I have and is the reason why I stand here today. It was such a love-hate relationship with the sport. In retrospect, I don’t think I hated this game because the love I have for it today which will remain constant until the end of life. I can’t really explain it in words what is that feeling, this game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust myself off, to get up again and move forward. I have failed more times than I have succeeded but I never gave up and will never give up till my last breath, and that’s what cricket taught me. I gave my blood and sweat to the game, once I got into it, especially when it came to represent my country. And to my true fans who have always supported me endlessly, I can’t thank you enough especially when the times were tough. I never stopped believing in myself, no matter what the world said. Believe in yourself because if you put your heart & soul into it you can achieve the impossible. The adrenaline rush for playing for India, singing the national anthem before each game, touching the Indian flag, stopping every run for the team or scoring every run for the team was a completely different high. Thank You once again for this lovely journey. See you on the other side. #SteppingOut’.
Not just fans, but Bollywood celebrities have also been talking about it in their social media. Celebrities like Neha Dhupia, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan Suniel Shetty, Raveena Tandon and others dropped a message in their social accounts thanking his wonderful contribution to sports and sending wishes and love to Yuvraj Singh. Have a look:
1. Shahid Kapoor
Always a warrior @YUVSTRONG12 you made india proud so many times. Thank you for the sweat,blood and tears. Thank you for being such an inspiration my man. Respect!
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 11, 2019
2. Neha Dhupia
I would always be asked this question..who are your favourite cricketers n One of the names in my reply would always b ur name @YUVSTRONG12 …that’s never going to change ..The life n times of @YUVSTRONG12 …you will always b missed but never forgotten our friend our hero…❤️ pic.twitter.com/9353zv0miI
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) June 10, 2019
3. Varun Dhawan
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 10, 2019
4. Suniel Shetty
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 10, 2019
5. Raveena Tandon
Dear @YUVSTRONG12 .A heartbreaking brave decision.entertained us with ur brilliant innings always.Made India proud,true son of the soil,won for us,6 sixes,T-20 WC against England,is etched in our minds https://t.co/WD4hOSAYgo wishes for your futureendeavours.#YuvrajSinghretires
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) June 10, 2019
6. Angad Bedi
A tough decision to make.. not easy to hold back your tears. You have seen the highest highs and the lowest lows. Seen you from really close quarters you are and always be my most favorite.. cricketer and a friend. Have a blessed life. Waheguru🙏#yuvrajsingh #YuvrajSinghRetires
— ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) June 10, 2019
7. Anupam Kher
Dearest @YUVSTRONG12!!! You have inspired millions of Indians all over the world not only as a great cricketer but also as a person whose attitude towards life has been that of a complete WINNER. People like you don’t retire. We will always applaud your strength & courage.🙏😍 pic.twitter.com/Y90auVDj30
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 10, 2019
8. Boman Irani
All the best champ! #YuvrajSingh
In your comeback game after your ailment, you smashed a six, and your mother’s proud face that filled our tv screens will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Cricket (even Stuart Broad) will miss you.👏 🏏 🇮🇳.@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/pg5dJwKE7n
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) June 11, 2019
9. Preity Zinta
Dearest @YUVSTRONG12 Wish you all the best in your life as you move forward 👍 Thank you for those 6 sixes 🏏 & all those wonderful times & moments when you entertained us playing for 🇮🇳 & in the IPL. Loads of love & good wishes always… xoxo 😘🏏🤗🏏 #Cricketlegend #friends pic.twitter.com/U0EpgKbx51
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 11, 2019
Two hat-tricks, two IPL titles and a lot of runs. Thank you, Yuvraj Singh, for your contribution. Your victories for India will always be appreciated and will remain in our memories forever. Loads of best wishes to you.