Yuvraj Singh (born 12 December 1981) is an Indian international cricketer, who plays all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.
Yuvraj is a member of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since October 2000 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007–2008. He 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 a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad — a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two Test cricket teams. In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all Twenty20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He 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 by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor. At the 2014 IPL auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL. He is due to play for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 IPL.
Early Years and Personal Life
Yuvraj was born in a Sikh family to Yograj Singh, a former India cricketer, and Shabnam Singh. Tennis and roller skating was Yuvraj’s favorite sports during his childhood and he was quite good at both. He had also won the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship. His father threw away the medal and told him to forget skating and concentrate on cricket. He would take Yuvraj to train every day.
Yuvraj studied at the DAV Public School in Chandigarh. He also did two short roles as the child star in Mehndi Sagna Di and Putt Sardara. After his parents divorced, Yuvraj chose to stay with his mother.
On 12 November 2015, Yuvraj got engaged to Hazel Keech and married her on 30 November 2016.
Achievements and Honors
- In a 2007 ICC World Twenty20 match, he hit six sixes in a single over.
- He holds the record for fastest T20 fifty by scoring it in 12 balls against England national cricket team during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20
- He became the first all-rounder to 300 plus runs and to take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
- He was the Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
- He was awarded the Arjuna Award (India’s second highest, Sporting Award) in 2012 by the President of India.
- In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri Award.
- In February 2014, he was honored with FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award.
- In an IPL Tournament, he has remain highest bid 16 Crore Rupees
Yuvraj Singh Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth
|Real Name||Yuvraj Singh Bhundel|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||6’ 1” (185 cm)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||41-34-13Chest Size – 41 Inches|
Waist Size – 34 Inches
Biceps Size – 13 Inches
Body Shape – Hourglass
Shoe Size- 11 (US)
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Test- 16 October vs New Zealand at Mohali|
ODI- 3 October 2000vs Kenya at Nairobi
T20- 13 September 2007 vs Scotland at Durban
|Jersey Number||#12 (India)|
#12 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team||Delhi Daredevils, India A, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan|
|Favourite Shot||Pull shot|
|Records||* 1st player to hit six 6’s in an over in a T20 match. He did it in 2007 T20 World Cup against England in Stuart Broad’s over.|
* Only player to be Man of the series in both T20 & ODI World Cups.
|Career Turning Point||Performance in the 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy.|
|Date of Birth||12 December 1981|
|Age (2019)||38 Years|
|Birth Place||Chandigarh, India|
|School||DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh|
|Educational Qualifications||10th standard|
|Family||Father- Yograj Singh (Actor, Former Cricketer & Coach)|
Mother- Shabnam Singh
Brother- Zoravar Singh (Actor)
|Address||Block-A of DLF City (Phase 1), Gurugram, Haryana|
|Likes & Dislikes||Likes- playing Tennis, Roller Skating|
Dislikes- Red colour
|Hobbies||Travelling, reading and watching films|
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle|
Bowler: Lasith Malinga
|Favourite Food||Kadhi-Chawal, Gobhi ka Paratha, Chinese cuisine|
|Favourite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Singer||Gurdas Mann|
|Favourite Politician||Manmohan Singh|
|Favourite Books||The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, and The Secret by by Rhonda Byrne|
|Favourite Destination||New Zealand|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Girlfriends||Kim Sharma (Actress) Deepika Padukone (Actress, Rumour)|
Riya Sen (Actress, rumour) Preity Zinta (Actress, rumour)Leepakshi (Fashion Designer, rumour) Hazel Keech (Actress)
|Wife||Hazel Keech (Actress, 2016-present)|
|Marriage Date||30 November 2016|
|Cars Collection||Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley Continental, Porsche 911, BMW M5, BMW M3 Convertible, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi Q5, BMW 3 Series|
|Salary||Rs. 4-8 Crore|
|Net Worth||$35 million|