Yuvraj Singh biography

Yuvraj Singh

Early life of Yuvraj Singh

About Yuvraj Singh, he was born to Yograj Singh and Shabnam Singh on 12th December 1981. After his parents got divorced, Yuvraj lived with his mother. His father Yograj also played cricket and represented India. Yograj also made a few appearances in a few Punjabi movies. Yuvraj also appeared in Punjabi movies “Mehendi Sagan di” and “Patar Sardar” in his early days. Yuvraj before entering cricket was not interested in cricket. Tennis and roller skating were two of his favorite sports. The national U-14 Roller skating championship was won by him as a 10-year-old boy. He began playing cricket because of his father Yograj Singh.  Yuvraj Singh became one of the renewed personalities in cricket because of the encouragement and guidance of Yograj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh Education

He finished his schooling at DAV Public School in Chandigarh. He completed his graduation from Punjab University affiliated with DAV College in Chandigarh.

Yuvraj Singh Under 19

In 1995 to 1996, Yuvraj’s cricket carrier began. He used to play for the under-12 squad when he was 11 years old. He was recognized for international cricket when he played for the under-19 world cup and won the world cup under the leadership of Mohammad Kaif. Yuvraj was selected as the player of the tournament. This is when Yuvraj rose to fame and got selected for ICC knockout trophy.

Yuvraj singh ODI journey

Yuvraj played his first ODI against Kenya in 2000. Even though India did not win the match, Yuvraj’s performance was much appreciated. Yuvraj played 304 ODI matches and he achieved 14 hundred and 52 half-centuries. In total, he scored 8701 runs in ODI matches. He also took 111 wickets during his ODI journey.

Yuvraj Singh Test matches journey

In his debut test match in 2003, he played against New Zealand. Yuvraj in total played 40 test matches internationally. He scored a total of 1900 runs and 169 runs being the highest of his score in test matches. Yuvraj has a total of three centuries and 11 half centuries to his credit.

Yuvraj Singh T20 journey

He played his debut t20 match on 2007, September 13 against Scotland. He played 58 T20 matches and has scored 1177 runs. In his t20 carrier, Yuvraj scored 8 half-centuries. Yuvraj also has credit for achieving fasted half-century. During the game against England, he hit six sixes in six balls. He also took 28 wickets in his t20 journey.

Yuvraj Singh IPL journey

In the first two IPL matches, Yuvraj was taken up by the Kings 11 Punjab squad as a captain. This alliance was arranged by Business tycoon Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta. Yuvraj was the most expensive player at that time. There were many expectations from Yuvraj but he fell short of them. Because of this, the captaincy was handed over to Kumar Sangakarra for next year’s IPL. A new team in 2011, Pune Warriors, picked up Yuvraj as a leader. He scored 343 runs in 14 matches. Due to come controversies, this team did not participate in IPL in 2012.

Royal challengers Bangalore Picked up Yuvraj for 14 crores in 2014. Delhi Daredevils team picked up Yuvraj for 16 crores in 2015. Sunrisers Hyderabad picked up Yuvraj in 2016 for 7 crores. Yuvraj’s performance for this team was very good.


Yuvraj took retirement from cricket on 10th June 2019. He saw many ups and downs through his journey of 20 years.

Cancer Journey

The news of Yuvraj suffering from cancer came to the surface after India won the world cup 2011 defeating Sri Lanka in the Final match. Yuvraj took a break from cricket to recover from cancer.  After recovering from cancer, he played international cricket for 5 years. He played T20 world cup in 2014 and the champion trophy competition in 2017.


Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, a Bollywood actress first met at a friend’s birthday party. According to the interview at “Kapil Sharma’s” show, they did not speak to each other for 2 years after their first meeting. Eventually, they became close friends. They got engaged in 2015 and got married on November 30, 2016. They welcomed a baby boy, named Orion keech Singh in 2022 January.


He scored six sixes in the 2007 ICCI world cup t20 match. In the 2011 world cup, he was named “Man of the Tournament” He was awarded the Khel Ratna award by the then president “Pranab Mukherjee” in 2012. He received “Padma Shri” in 2014. In February 2014, he received the FICCI award as the most inspiring player of the Year. In 2012, Pranab Mukherjee gave him Arjuna award.


One of the best left-hand batsmen of all time, Yuvraj Singh is a very well-known cricketer. He was extremely quick in making runs, so he was named “Sixer King”. He will always be remembered for his valour and triumph.


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