Indian all rounder Yuraj Singh announces retirement from International cricket.
According to the reports of Baaghitv, Indian cricketer Yuraj Singh announces retirement from International cricket. The star cricketer appeared in 40 test Matches, 308 One Day Internationals and 58 T20 Internationals in his illustrious career spanning 19 years.
Singh had been the main force behind India’s second World Cup triumph in 2011, for which he received the player of the tournament award. The left-handed batsman scored 362 runs in eight innings, which included four fifties and one century. Singh took 15 wickets in nine matches and became India’s second highest wicket-taker in World Cup after Zaheer Khan.
He is the only cricketer till date to have hit sixes in an over in T20I cricket. He achieved this record in 2007 T20 World Cup when he smashed six sixes against England in Stuart Broad’s over.
He played his first ODI game against Kenya on 3 October, 2000; first test match against New Zealand on 16 October, 2003; first T20 International against Scotland on 13 September 2007.
The veteran cricketer has amassed over 11,000 international runs in the 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is that he has played. He averaged 33.92 in Test matches, 36.55 in ODIs and 28.05 in T20Is. He also took a total of 148 wickets in all three formats of the game.