Teams: India, Asia XI, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire
If resilience has a face, then Yuvraj Singh should be on top, the southpaw is also famous for hitting six sixes in an over in a 2007 World Twenty20 match and smashing a 12-ball fifty, fastest in T20s.
Yuvraj made his ODI career debut for India in October 2000 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007–2008.
Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment. In March 2012, he was discharged and made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.
IPL career
At the 2014 IPL auction Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him again for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL. In 2019, Mumbai Indians included him in their squad.
Yuvraj was the captain for Kings XI Punjab in the first two seasons; in 2010, On May 2009, Yuvraj took two hat-tricks in the IPL, in 2011 he was bought by Pune Warriors to lead the team. In 2014, Yuvraj was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 crore. In 2015, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a mammoth Rs. 16 Crores. In the 2016 IPL auction he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 7 crores. In 2018 Indian Premier League, he was again picked by Kings XI Punjab for base price of 2 crores. In 2019 auction, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore.
Yuvraj has 2750 runs in 132 matches with an average of 24.77 and strike rate of 129.71, he has scored 13 fifties and his highest score is 83 runs. Yuvraj has also taken 36 wickets with an average of 29.91 and economy of 7.43.
Test career
Yuvraj has played 40 Test matches in which he has scored 1900 runs with an average of 33.93, he has scored 3 centuries and 11 fifties and his highest score is 169.
T20I career
Yuvraj was the vice-captain of the Indian squad at the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa. In Super 8 match against England at Durban, he hit six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad and made the fifty in just 12 balls, the fastest ever in all forms of cricket. India went on to win the final against Pakistan to clinch the maiden title.
In 58 T20s Yuvraj has scored 1177 runs for India with an average of 28.02 and strike rate of 136.38, he ahs scored 8 fifties and his highest score is 77 runs. He has also grabbed 26 wickets with an average of 17.82 with the best bowling figure of 17/3.
ODI career
Yuvraj's was chosen Player of the Tournament award in the 2000 Under-19 Cricket World Cup for his all-round performance and post that he was selected in the Indian squad for the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy
In the quarterfinal match against Australia, Yuvraj won the man of the match for his innings of 84 (80).
In 2002 NatWest Series final against England, Yuvraj along with Mohammad Kaif stitched a 121-run partnership for the sixth wicket that helped India chase down 326 runs. This win is regarded as one of India's greatest victories in ODI cricket.
Yuvraj scored his maiden ODI century (102 not out from 85 balls) against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 11 April 2003. Yuvraj also featured in 2007 Cricket World Cup but India couldn't do well and were eliminated.
Yuvraj had a dream run at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup which India won, where he scored 362 runs including one century and four fifties, took 15 wickets, won four Man-of-the-Match awards and was also awarded the Player of the Tournament.
Yuvraj was dropped from 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20, he made a comeback in early 2017 after working on his fitness.
Yuvraj has played 304 ODIs for India in which he has scored 8701 with an average of 36.56 and strike rate of 87.68, he has 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries to his name with the highest score of 150 runs.