He fought off cancer. Got the better of his tumultuous form to regain his spot in the Indian team. And now, Yuvraj Singh – one of the most iconic cricketers in Team India – has achieved yet another milestone.
As the Virat Kohli brigade locked horns with a resilient Bangladeshi side, the Indian southpaw reached his 300th One-Day International (ODI) for India. In doing so, he became only the fifth Indian cricketer after Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to complete 300 ODIs.
He has always been a storehouse of talent. His comeback, after battling cancer, was an emotional moment for all his teammates and fans. Over the years, Yuvraj has proved to be a vital cog in the Indian batting line-up as he continues to deliver for his side in dire situations.
While Yuvi’s spin bowling wasn’t used by skipper Kohli, his contribution with the bat is what everyone is waiting to see today.
From former cricketers to his teammates, here’s how Twitter celebrated Yuvraj’s latest milestone:
Yuvraj thanks his family.
300th game ! I’m sure my parents ,gurus,friends and well wishers will be proud of me today how far I have come with my battles in life 🙏👊🏽
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 14, 2017
Teammates Zaheer Khan and Virat Kohli congratulated Yuvraj for his achievement.
Proud of you brother! What an amazing journey it has been , I am sure this game is going to be an epic one 👏 https://t.co/UYb8mIMzb6
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) June 15, 2017
Proud of You Yuvi Paaji 😇 all the best for the match today!
— Virat Kohli (@ViratsSena) June 15, 2017
Harbhajan Singh clearly can’t control his happiness
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 15, 2017
We definitely agree with Virender Sehwag.
Congratulations to a man who has won many big battles on the field and bigger ones off the field. Happy 300th @YUVSTRONG12
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 15, 2017
VVS laxman and Shikhar Dhawan didn’t miss the chance to congratulate Yuvraj.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 15, 2017
Congratulations on 300 ODI’s @YUVSTRONG12 paaji. You have been an inspiration to one and all
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 14, 2017
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