NEW DELHI: A remarkable cricketing career came to an end when Yuvraj Singh brought the curtain down on his international career on Monday.
There were many ups and downs during his international career which spanned 17 years. Yuvraj took 148 international wickets and scored 11,778 runs in 404 matches in which he represented India.
Here is a look at the timeline of Yuvraj’s career right from the very beginning to the point where he called it a day.
1997 - Makes his first class debut in for Punjab against Orissa during the 1997/98 season, was dismissed for a duck in his first innings.
2000- Yuvraj does well for India at the 2000 U-19 World Cup, which India went on to win in Sri Lanka. Yuvraj was named the player of the tournament for his all-round performance.
2000- The Chandigarh born left-hander is selected for India and makes his debut against Kenya. In his first knock, goes on to score 84 against Australia in Nairobi.
2002 -Helps India beat England in the final of the Natwest series. Chasing 326 in the final at Lord’s, Yuvraj came to crease with India struggling and went on make 69 as India won by two wickets.
2003 - Was crucial part of the India team that went on to reach the final of the 2003 cricket World Cup. He made his Test debut later that year against New Zealand in Mohali.
2003 - Becomes only the second Indian after great Sachin Tendulkar to play for Yorkshire in English County circuit.
2004 - Yuvraj scores his first Test century (129) against Pakistan in Lahore in a losing cause. India went on to win the next Test and the series 2-1.
2007 - Yuvraj is made the vice-captain of the India team for the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. He clobbered Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over at Kingsmead, Durban, making fastest ever fifty in any format of the game (12 balls). Plays a superb innings against Australia (70) in the semis.
2008 – Named captain of the Kings XI Punjab as the IPL begins for the very first time. Yuvraj went on to play for six different franchises
2011 - Player of the tournament as India go on to lift the 2011 cricket World Cup held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Yuvraj scored more than 300 runs and took 15 wickets in the quadrennial event. Won four man-of-the-match awards during the course of the tournament.
2011/12 - Diagnosed with cancer and receives treatment in USA. In March 2012 he is discharged after completing treatment. Picked for India after for 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
2017 - Plays his last game for India against West Indies in Antigua.
2019 - Plays his last first class game for Punjab scoring an aggregate of 13 runs in the match.