90’s lo putti Indian team ni cricket ni chusthu perigina evarinaina, meeku evaru sixers kodithe chudadaniki ista padatharu ani adigithe? ventane cheppe answer Yuvraj Singh AKA Yuvi. Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman lanti legendary cricketers unna time lo Yuvi Indian Cricket Team loki entry icchadu. Middle order lo batting ki vacche Yuvi ki career beginning lo peddaga batting chances raledu. But chance vacchina matches tanadaina professional cricket shots like pull shots, hard hitting sixers, cover meedha nundi athanu ball ni boundaries vaipu mallinchadam tho team lo athadi place confirm chesukunnadu.
Dream Debut, Breakthrough, Ups and Downs, Cancer, his cricket and personal life is a huge roller coaster ride:
19 years of age lo U-19 team lo Yuvi performance and track record chusina selectors team loki tisukunnaru. Year 2000 lo ICC Knockout Trophy series tho International career start chesadu Yuvi. Ee series lo Australia tho jarigina match lo McGrath, Brett lee, Gillespie lanti legendary bowlers ni face chesi 80 balls lo 84 runs chesadu, South Africa tho jarigina semi-final match lo 41 runs while batting and bowling vesi 1 wicket/15 runs icchi all round performance ichi team India lo place confirm chesukunnadu.
Ala ani athani career antha easy ga kudirindi anukunte porapate, he struggled a lot as he lost form and remained unselected for the team several times. Only ODIs lo matrame manchi track record unna Yuvi test matches chala takkuva adadu. Idhe time lo ICC T20 format ni introduce chesindi ee potti cricket formats lo Yuvi akasame hadduga chelaregadu. Anduku fine example 2007 T20 World Cup, ee series lo England team meedha 12 balls lo 50 kotti fastest half century in T20’s and Australia tho match lo 70 runs of just 30 balls score chesadu.
Ala Team India ICC first time conduct chesina T20 World Cup series ni gelvadam lo Yuvi dhi major role. 23 years taruvatha, 2011 lo ICC World Cup lo gelvadam lo Yuvi dhi major contribution. Ika a taruvatha World Cup lone Cancer tho struggle aina Yuvi, cricket ki duranga ga undi almost chances takkuva ane stage nundi brathiki malli cricket adadam start chesadu.
Ila Yuvi life lo enno hurdles ni dati ups and downs face chesi, cricket eh oopiriga brathikina Yuvi ee roju cricket ki goodbye chepthu tana cricket retirement announce chesadu. Ee world cup ki adalani entho try chesina selectors cheyaledu antu emotional aina Yuvi, konchem sad and emotional ga retirement announce chesadu.
Absolutely Yuvi lanti player deserves better retirement and farewell. Not like this mari BCCI em decision tisukuntadho anedi chudali.
On a sad note …let’s bid a farewell to this gem cricketer who made our childhood and adulthood awesome by revisiting his best knocks in International Cricket.
1. 84 vs Australia, Champions Trophy – 2000
2. 69 vs Australia, NatWest Series – 2002
3. Six Balls Six Sixes vs England, T20 World Cup – 2007
4. 70 vs Australia, T20 World Cup – 2007
5. 139 vs. Australia VB Series – 2004
6. 110 vs West Indies – 2005
7. 107* vs. Pakistan, Karachi – 2006
8. 117 runs in 95 balls vs Srilanka – 2009
9. 57* vs Australia, World Cup – 2011
10. Tribute Compilation to champ Yuvraj Singh
Thank you Yuvi, Thank You for everything !