Yuvraj Singh Biography: Birth, Career, Cricket Records and Key Achievements

Yuvraj Singh Biography: Yuvraj Singh is remembered for his performance in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He has many records under his name and is the only player to score 6 sixes in the T-20 Cricket World Cup. On October 17, 2021, he was arrested and then released on bail in connection with an alleged casteist remarks case. Let us have a look at his life through this article.
Created On: Jun 10, 2019 17:15 IST
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Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh was arrested and then released on bail on October 17, 2021, in connection with an alleged casteist remarks case. He earlier apologised for his unintentional remarks in an Instagram live video against cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal and said that he was misunderstood. 

In his Instagram live video in June 2020 with cricketer Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh commented on cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal over his TikTok videos which triggered outrage over social media. Through this article, let us have a look at the life of the former cricketer. 

Full Name: Yuvraj Singh

Date of Birth: December 12, 1981, Chandigarh

Current age: 37 years 180 days

Playing role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

World Record: Hit 6 sixes in 6 balls in ICC World T-20 in 2007.

About Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is a Chandigarh boy who was born in 1981  and proved to be the backbone of the Indian cricket team. Yuvraj Singh was declared "Man of the Series" in the cricket world cup 2011.  Yuvraj Singh amassed 362 runs and took 15 wickets in the cricket World Cup 2011.  Read this article to know more records of the Yuvraj Singh.

Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh are the only two Indians who have won the ‘Man of the Series award in the cricket World Cups so far.

Yuvraj Singh Cricket Debut

Test debut: India v New Zealand at Mohali, Oct 16-20, 2003 scorecard

Last Test: India v England at Kolkata, Dec 5-9, 2012 scorecard

ODI debut: Kenya v India at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 3, 2000 scorecard

Last ODI: West Indies v India at North Sound, Jun 30, 2017 scorecard

T20I debut: India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard

Last T20I: India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard

Yuvraj Singh was conferred with the Arjuna Award (India's second-highest sporting award) in 2012. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour in 2014.

At the 2014 IPL auction Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of Rs 14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for Rs 16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL history.

Batting Career records of Yuvraj Singh

  Format

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Avg.

100

50

Tests

40

62

1900

169

33.92

3

11

ODIs

304

278

8701

150

36.55

14

52

T20Is

58

51

1177

77*

28.02

0

8

First-class

139

221

8965

260

44.16

26

36

T20s

231

216

4857

83

25.69

0

27

Yuvraj Singh was a good batsman of the Indian middle order. He had scored 8701 runs at an average of 36 along with 14 centuries in the one-day international matches.

Bowling Career records of Yuvraj Singh

 Format

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

Ave

Eco.

SR

4w

5w

Tests

40

35

931

547

9

2/9

60.77

3.52

103.4

0

0

ODIs

304

161

5048

4294

111

5/31

38.68

5.10

45.4

2

1

T20Is

58

31

424

499

28

3/17

17.82

7.06

15.1

0

0

First-class

139

 

3408

1978

41

5/94

48.24

3.48

83.1

 

1

List A

423

 

7083

6010

166

5/31

36.20

5.09

42.6

2

1

T20s

231

130

1597

1989

80

4/29

24.86

7.47

19.9

2

0

Yuvraj Singh was a good all-rounder cricketer in all formats of cricket. He had taken 111 wickets in the ODIs and 9 wickets in the test matches.

Autobiography of Yuvraj Singh

yujraj singh autobiography

The book “The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back” is an autobiography of Yuvraj Singh. Released on 19th March 2013. The starting price of this book was a bit high Rs. 5000 but now it is available in 480 Indian rupees.

So this was the complete overview of the cricket records of the Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj was a complete middle-order batsman who played a very crucial role in India’s victory in the cricket world cup 2011.

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