‘It’s time to move on’: Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket

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Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket, saying this is the right time to move on.

At a press briefing in Mumbai, the left-handed batsman said that he has decided to move on.

Yuvraj made his international debut in an ODI match against Kenya in October 2000, went on to play 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is in which he established himself as the best Indian allrounder of his generation.

He was the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, when he hit four half-centuries and century, while also picking up 15 wickets  That, however, was followed by a terrible low, as Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer and he stayed out of the game for some time.

Yuvraj last played for India in a T20I against England in 2017. His last Test appearance was back in 2012.

Yuvraj in his career has an outstanding ODI record of 8701 runs at an average of 36.55 and 111 wickets. 

“It was a roller coaster ride and a great story, but it has to come to an end,” said Yuvraj.