"Be proud of yourself husband, now onto the next chapter. love you". He was in his teens and he was playing against some of the world's best cricketers.
A few weeks later, Singh was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer.
At a press conference broadcast on his Facebook page in Mumbai, the scene of India's win over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final eight years ago, Yuvraj said: 'This it for me. As a mother, you are always concerned about your child's health and the first month in the United States of America was also the toughest for me. I would also like to thank the BCCI and BCCI president at that time Mr N Srinivasan for their support in my treatment.
"I just want to have fun and enjoy time for myself".
"I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match". Be it the inaugural World T20, or the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was a matchwinner who could walk into any dream Indian ODI XI. "It's been too stressful, just thinking about my global career, performing, and big tournaments like IPL... hopefully I'll just enjoy myself", he said. I would also like to thank all my sports staff who made it possible for my body to last this long specially Nitin Patel & Ashish Kaushik.More news: Sri Lanka president vows to block Easter attacks probe
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Starting off in 2000 during the ICC KnockOut Trophy, he last played a Test match for India in 2012 and featured in a limited-overs series in 2017.
"My life has been like a roller coaster ride". It was so shattering that I felt my career was over, and I was written off by everyone to an extent that it made me feel at times that it's all over. Then I took a bit of time [off] and I realised why I play cricket; it's because I love the game. A year and a half later, I made my comeback in T20Is for India, where I hit a six and a four in the last over against Australia in Sydney, and suddenly all the belief came right back.
"I scored 11 off 21 balls". I never stopped believing in myself, no matter what the world said.
The left-handed batsman last played global cricket in 2017 and has retired with 1,900 runs and nine wickets in 40 Test matches, 8,701 runs and 111 wickets in 304 ODIs, and 1,177 runs and 28 wickets in 58 T20Is. Yuvraj Singh continues to trend on Twitter as fans express how Yuvi will remain one of the favourite Indian cricketers.