Lesser Known Facts About Birthday Boy Yuvraj Singh!

Publish On: 12 Dec, 2019 09:57 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Yuvraj Singh is celebrating his 38th birthday on Thursday, 12th December. Also known as 'sixer king' (because of his smashing six sixes in an over against England), the stylish cricketer made his debut during the ICC knockout Trophy in 2000 and since then has remained top-order batsman. 

On the occasion of the former cricketer's birthday, let's know some of his lesser-known facts you might find interesting if you are a big Yuvi fan!

  • Cricket was already running through his veins as Yuvi's father Yograj Singh also played for the Indian team as a fast bowler. 

  • Singh was not interested in Cricket in his childhood instead had more focus on roller skating. He even won the Under 14 National Roller Skating Championship. However, his father later asked him to focus on Cricket. 

  • The star is definitely a fabulous cricketer but during his learning days, he struggled a lot. His father asked another cricketing star Navjot Singh Sidhu to train him well in order to make him a national cricketer. But even Sidhu gave up on him. 

  • From being so bad at batting, Singh became a key player in the history of Indian cricket as he had a major role to play in three effective World Cup title. He even became player of the series in 2000's ICC U19 World Cup and in World Cup 2011.

  • A cricketer, a roller skater and an actor! Yes, Yuvraj, in his young days, has acted in Punjabi movies Mehndi Sajda Di and Putt Sardara. He even gave his voice to a Bollywood film 'Jumbo'. 

The star has officially announced his retirement in June this year and we surely will miss all his beautiful shots on the field. However, the Punjabi Munda is quite happy post-retirement expressed his mother Shabnam during an interview. She said, "The transition had already happened about one or one and a half years back and he knew he had to accept it. There is no player who can escape that. There is a lot of things that he was doing with (his charity foundation) YouWeCan, with other sports, with fashion. So it was very easy for him to switch because he was ready for it. He is very chilled out now, very happy. He is playing other sports. He has got into tennis, golf; he is out everywhere. He is now very relaxed and I am very happy for him."


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