Yuvraj Singh Biography: A World Cup hero who fought Cancer


Yuvraj Singh Biography is unlike other where in his career he has seen the peak of his success and also battled with cancer to secure his comeback for the 1.6 million people, he is the king of Punjab who has inspired many an Indian to pick up the bat or the ball and just love the game.

Yuvraj Singh Biography:

The fearless former Indian national player has had an illustrious career studded with dazzling milestones some of which might be never broken again.

A sportsman who played at the highest level for many a year and brought glory to his country has had a challenging life but the fighter that he is – he has smashed any obstacle in his path out of the park.

About Yuvraj Singh we can say, A natural left-handed batsman he is also extremely efficient with the ball. An orthodox left-hand finger spinner, it was a major addition to his game.

I have worked really hard on my game, but I think my mother has been a real pillar of strength. She has prayed a lot, sacrificed a lot for me. You know, she hasn’t seen me bat so far. When I am batting, she is praying… mothers are like that, aren’t they?

A fluent and hard hitter if the ball he played easy on the eye cover drives and hit the ball out the ground at will. The signature Yuvraj Singh cover drive and the pull shot over the square leg that he played gained an uncountable number of fans.

A brilliant fielder too he pulled out moments of exceptional fitness and athleticism.

Yuvraj Singh Information
Full NameYuvraj Singh Bhundel
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (All-Rounder)
Personal Life
Date of Birth12-Dec-81
BirthplaceChandigarh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date30-Nov-16
HometownChandigarh, India
SchoolDAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh
CollegeDid Not Attend
Educational Qualification10th standard
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm

in meters- 1.85 m

in feet inches- 6’ 1”
EyeDark Brown
FatherYograj Singh
MotherShabnam Singh
BrotherZoravar Singh
Wife/SpouseHazel Keech
Coach/MentorSukhwinder Singh alias Bawa
International DebutTest- 16 October 2003 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• India A

• Yorkshire
IPL Team• Kings XI Punjab

• Pune Warriors

Mumbai Indians
• Royal Challengers Bangalore

• Sunrisers Hyderabad

• Delhi Daredevils
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Milestones• The first player to hit six 6's in an over in a T20 match. He did it in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England in Stuart Broad's over.

• Fastest T20 fifty by scoring it in 12 balls against England national cricket team during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.
Major Honours2012: Arjuna Award

2014: Padma Shri
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Sachin Tendulkar,Ricky Ponting.
Favourite OpponentAustralia
Favourite ShotSlog-sweeps
Favourite Cricket GroundKingsmead, Durban (South Africa)
Favourite Food(s)Kadhi-Chawal, Gobhi Ka Paratha, Chinese Cuisines
Favourite Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite ActressesKajol
Favourite SingerGurdas maan
Favourite CarLamborghini Murcielago LP 640-4
Favourite BookThe Test of My Life
Net Worth 2,50,68,75,000.00 Indian Rupee (35 million USD)

Yuvraj Singh Family:


In 1981,12 December Yuvraj Singh was born in a Sikh family,  Yuvraj Singh family comprise with His father Yograj Singh was a former Indian cricket and his mother Shabnam Singh is a house wife, and a brother Zoravar Singh,  Yuvraj did his schooling from Dav school, Chandigharand, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel first met in a friends party and after a couple of meeting they started dating together, after a couple of years of dating with the British model, on 30th November 2016 Yuvraj and Hazel tied a knot with Hazel Kitch.


Yuvraj Singh Biography is incomplete if we don’t talk about his family who made him what he is and who helps to get back in the track after the fatal disease.

Key Point:

  • Yuvraj Singh was born on 12th December 1981.
  • His father name is Yograj Singh.
  • His mother’s name is Shabnam Singh.
  • He also as a brother named Zoravar Singh.
  • He got married on 30th November 2016 with Hazel Kitch.
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Yuvraj Singh Career-Youth level:


Yuvraj Singh career started in the year of 1995, wherein he represented the state in the U-16 tournament making a debut against Jammu Kashmir. He then made his U-19 debut for Punjab in the subsequent year and scored an impressive 137* against Himachal Pradesh as well.

He broke into the Punjab Ranji trophy squad in 1997 and made his debut against the state of Orissa but unfortunately got out for a duck in the match. Everyone remembers the scene from the movie MS Dhoni The Untold Story where Dhoni recollects the first time he saw Yuvraj Singh bat – the- U19 Cooch Behar trophy.

When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life.

This was the start of the numerous memories Yuvraj would create. Bihar had scored a total of 356 in the first innings in reply to which Singh scored a massive 358 himself and announced himself to everyone, that was the first time when Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni envisaged each other.

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Yuvraj then went on to represent India U-19 in the ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in Sri Lanka– he won the Player of the Tournament award for his brilliant all-round contributions and earned a call to the national side.

He was also among the first batch of players who were admitted to the NCA (National Cricket Academy) in its inaugural year.


Following his impressive run of play in the U-19 World, Cup Yuvraj got a chance to represent India in the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy and Yuvraj first match was against Kenya.

His performance against Australia who had an experienced bowling attack at that time of an 84 run knock of 80 deliveries earned him the Man of the Match award and helped India get the win.

The ICC tournament was followed by a tri-series involving India, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe. His performance in this, however, was poor as he averaged only above 15 and was hence dropped.

Yuvraj’s form, however, didn’t improve a lot in the next year though. He was selected for the Coca Cola Cup against Sri Lanka where he failed to shine with bat apart from scoring a 98* in the fifth and final match,

I have worked really hard on my game, but I think my mother has been a real pillar of strength. She has prayed a lot, sacrificed a lot for me. You know, she hasn’t seen me bat so far. When I am batting, she is praying… mothers are like that, aren’t they?

but impressed with the ball and took 8 wickets. In the Standard Chartered Bank series involving South Africa and Kenya he failed to have any real impact and was dropped again.

He returned to Domestic cricket with a bang after a string of disappointing performances and scored a mammoth 209 for the North Zone against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy,2002.

He was immediately called up for the last two ODI’S against Zimbabwe. In the 4th ODI at Hyderabad, he won the Man of the Match award for scoring 80 off 60 and also played well in the final ODI at Guwahati scoring 75 and led India to a series victory.

Key Points:

  • The southpaw started his career in the year 1995.
  • He made his debut for Punjab in the U-19 team and scored impressive 137* runs against Himachal Pradesh.
  • He played his first Ranji match in the year 1997.
  • In a Ranji match against Bihar, Yuvraj Singh scored massive 358 runs.
  • In the same year Yuvraj played the Under 19 competition and won the player of the tournament.

Yuvraj Singh Career-Senior level:

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The 2002 NatWest series in England against the hosts and Sri Lanka was one of the major turning points in Yuvraj Singh’s career.

In both the initial matches first against England his all-round performance got him the Man of the Match award for his 64* and 3/39 and a crucial partner in the next match against Sri Lanka. India eliminated Sri Lanka in a win in which Singh contributed 37 and reached the final to face the hosts in Lord’s.

Yuvraj Singh stats
Yuvraj Singh Batting Stats
Left-Handed Batsman
1st class13922118896526044.214448370622636
List A423389551266317237.914075121901978
Yuvraj Singh Bowling Stats
Left-Arm Leg Spin Bowler
1st class139117340861197841May-943.4848.283.101
List A4232307083236010166May-315.0936.242.721
Yuvraj Singh Fielding Stats
FormatCatchesRun OutsStumpings
1st class119100
List A132410

In a match which is considered as one of the finest in the history of Indian cricket, the visitors chased a mammoth target after England scored 325 in the first innings.

Along with former U-19 teammate, Mohammed Kaif and Singh mustered up a 121 run partnership after India was struggling in the middle overs. Yuvraj contributed 69 runs to guide India to a memorable victory.

The match may be remembered for Sourav Ganguly’s antics in the Lord’s dressing room but it was one of the first glimpses to show what Yuvraj could actually be.

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2003 was the year the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP was held in South Africa; but before that came the ICC Champions Trophy which was held in September of 2002 in Sri Lanka.

Yuvraj had an average series and played well in the semi-final against South Africa. Following this came the two major 7 matches ODI series- the first against West Indies at home and the next against New Zealand in their own backyard.


He scored consecutive half-centuries against West Indies but struggled for form against a formidable New Zealand bowling lineup. Although he had an average run of form he was included in the 15 man squad of India for the World Cup.

Yuvraj had a decent first World Cup scoring two half-centuries against  Pakistan and Kenya respectively along with a crucial 42 against England but failed to shine in the final against a rival which would turn into favorites in the latter part of his career-. Australia.

Yuvraj Singh Biography

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Although 2003 marked a painful chapter for India it was rather eventful for Yuvraj. He scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh in Dhaka and also made his test debut against New Zealand in his home ground Mohali. He also became the second Indian to represent the Yorkshire County Cricket Club after Sachin Tendulkar.

2005 was the year Singh’s form began to flourish- the Indian Oil Cup held in Sri Lanka proved helpful to his batting strengths. Scoring 192 runs in 4 matches at an average of 48 he scored his third international ODI century against the West Indies.

No matter what people say, about what I did, about what I am like… They say you are not dedicated or hardworking. A lot of people say things about me, but they don’t realise I have played 250 games. It’s not like you just land up in the team, sit down and play 250 games. You can’t survive like that in international cricket.

Following the tour in Sri Lanka, he then was selected for the Videocon Cup involving New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Here he got his 4th ODI century against Zimbabwe at Harare scoring a respectable 120 to lead India to victory.

The tour in Pakistan came in February of the next year – Yuvraj was named in both the Test and ODI squads. He had a quiet first 2 tests but came out in the 3rd test at Karachi – scoring 45 in the first innings and then 122  in the second, he top-scored for India.

Yuvraj had a great run in the ODI series scoring 82*  and then 79* in the 2nd and 3rd ODI at  Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively.

In the fifth and final ODI Yuvraj scored a staggering 107* from 93 deliveries to not only lead India to victory in the game but also the series. For his contributions with the bat and ball, he has adjudged the Player of the Series.

Key Points:

  • Yuvraj played his first senior match against Kenya.
  • In Cola Cola competition Yuvraj Singh scored 98 runs and also took 8 wickets in the tournament.
  • Yuvraj Won his first man of the match award against Zimbabwe.
  • In 2002 Natwest Series Final he played amazing partnership with Mohammed Kaif and won the series for team India.
  • The 2003 World cup in South Africa was Yuvraj Singh’s first ever world cup.

Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes – 2007 World Cup Hero:

The 2007 ICC T20 WORLD CUP which was held in South Africa was a big turning point for not only the overall game but for a new generation of Indian cricket. With most of the senior players out of the squad, Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( Captain) and Yuvraj Singh (Vice-captain) were to lead the young Indian side.

In the match against England, Yuvraj scored 58 off 16 deliveries which was named the T20 Performance of the Year by Cricinfo, In the match against England Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes history was created against Stuart Broad, 

After that In the semi-final against Australia he again scored 70 off 30 wrecking havoc in the Australian bowling and got the Man of the Match for his efforts. Although he was unable to strike big in the final against Pakistan, his contributions throughout the tournament were phenomenal.

I have worked really hard on my game, but I think my mother has been a real pillar of strength. She has prayed a lot, sacrificed a lot for me. You know, she hasn’t seen me bat so far. When I am batting, she is praying… mothers are like that, aren’t they?

But how can one wrote about the 2007 T20 World Cup and not talk about the Yuvraj’s 6 sixes in a row against. The 18th over of the Indian innings was to be bowled by English speedster Stuart Broad.

In the previous over a few words were exchanged between Freddie Flintoff and Yuvraj which lead the latter to be pumped. Broad came steaming in at Kingsmead and was cleanly dispatched for one of the biggest hits of the tournament.

The next delivery was on his legs and Yuvraj whipped it over square leg. A wide full toss was hammered over point and a flourishing drive ensured that the next ball was in the stands too.

Then England captain Nasser Hussain was under extreme pressure and instantly raised to Broad- the result? Six again. The final delivery, the crowd on its feet, the Indian team on its feet, the commentary box on its feet.

A million supporters on their feet- the ball sailed over deep square leg for a mammoth hit and history was created, in that Yuvraj Singh fastest 50 runs was scored in just 12 balls.

Key Points

  • Yuvraj scored 58 runs in 16 balls against England.
  • Yuvraj created a world record scoring six sixes in an over against Stuart Binny.
  • In the Semi-final against Australia, Yuvraj Singh scored 70 runs in just 30 deliveries.
  • Yuvraj Singh Scored 50 runs in 12 balls.

Yuvraj Singh Biography – 2011 World Cup Hero:


Speaking of Phenomenal performances –Yuvraj Singh world cup journey in the 2011 ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP in the Indian Subcontinent. The highest point in Singh’s career he has often said nothing will ever top lifting the World Cup in front of the Indian fans.

Singh broke numerous records during a memorable run in the World Cup- he was the first to score a half-century and get 5 wickets which he achieved in the match against Ireland ( 51* and 5/31).

His most notable mentions came in the quarterfinals against arch-rivals Australia at Motera – Yuvraj Singh scored a 65 ball 57 * to end Australia’s 12 years unbeaten run in world cup cricket.

Dispatching the Aussie bowlers to all corners of the ground, the famous celebration with dirt all down his jersey is a memorable one. In 2011 Yuvraj Singh score (362 runs) in the 2011 world cup and took total (15 wickets). He has rightly adjudged the Player of the Tournament for his all-round performance.

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Cricket Yuvraj Singh highest score  In ODI scored 150 runs he scored in just 127 balls against England, and he also has 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries in his name in the One day format.

The illustrious career of Yuvraj Singh makes Yuvraj Singh Biography more alluring than other player biographies.

Key Points:

  • In 2011 world cup Yuvraj Singh scored total 362 runs.
  • In 2011 world cup Yuvraj Singh took 15 wickets.
  • Yuvraj Singh named the Man of the tournament in the 2011 world cup.
  • Yuvraj Singh match winning innings in the quarterfinals against Australia and scored unbeaten 57 runs.

Yuvraj Singh IPL Journey:


The Indian Premier League began in the year 2008- in the first two seasons, Yuvraj was the icon player for his home state franchise Kings XI Punjab but then lost the status to former Sri Lankan captain and wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara.

The IPL was held in South Africa for the 2009 season and Yuvraj had a successful campaign with the ball. Copping two hat-tricks- his first came against  Royal Challenger’s Bangalore where he dismissed Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis, and Mark Boucher. Be followed suit against the Deccan Chargers- Herschel Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, and Venugopal Rao.


A star player that he was- the number of bids that came for him was off the charts. Royal Challengers Bangalore got him for 14 crores in 2014. And in the next year, Yuvraj Singh IPL auction money goes up to 16 crores.

Delhi Daredevils secure his services by spending that money. Yuvraj had a successful IPL campaign with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and won the title scoring 38 in the final.

Yuvraj Singh IPL 2019 season he played with the four-times Champions Mumbai Indians.

In his IPL career Yuvraj Singh has 2750, runs in his 132 matches with an average of 24.77, he has stroked total 13 fifties in IPL and scored his highest 83 runs in a single inning, Yuvraj Singh has also taken 36 wickets with an average of 29.91 and economy of 7.43.

Key Points:

  • Yuvraj Singh played first two seasons of IPL with Kings XI Pubjab.
  • Yuvraj Singh has two hat trick in IPL.
  • His first hat trick against RCB (Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis, and Mark Boucher)
  • Yuvraj Singh Second hat-trick is against Decan Chargers (Herschel Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, and Venugopal Rao).
  • In 2014 RCB brought him for 14 Crores.
  • Yuvraj Singh won IPL trophy with Sunrisers Hyderbad.
  • In IPL Yuvraj Scored 2750 runs total in his 132 matches.

Yuvraj Singh Records:

  • 2nd highest fourth wicket partnership in ODI between Dhoni and Yuvraj.
  • Only second Indian to play for Yorkshire.
  • 2015 IPL auction become the most expensive player to ever sold.
  • only player to take two hat tricks in one edition of IPL.
  • He is the first player in the history of World cup to score a fifty and to take a fifer( Five wickets).
  • Bestowed with joint man of the match awards in single World Cup.
  • Only player to get Man of the Series award in U 19 and in Senior level world cup.
  • First player to score 300 plus runs and 15 wickets in his name in a single edition of world cup.
  • He is the player who registered fastest T20 fifty to his name.
  • First player to score six sixes in a single over.

Yuvraj Singh Company(YouWeCan):


YouWeCan is a foundation that has been formed by Yuvraj Singh with his mother to fight against Cancer to spread awareness about the disease, when any user buys the application for his smart phone Yuvraj pays one part of the price to the foundation.

In the year of 2014-2015 he decided to invest 40 to 50 Crores in online start ups to Expend his YouWeCan business, he made some intiliat investments in Moovo, Jetsetgo and recently in Carsitan.

Yuvraj Singh Achievements:


Yuvraj Singh had a sprawling career studded with many moments – on the way to creating such memories he broke many a record. A brief summary of those are given here:

  • Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with 15 wickets and over 300 runs.
  • Hit 6 sixes in a single over in 2007 ICC T20 World Cup.
  • Awarded the Arjuna Award ( 2nd highest sporting honour) by the President of India in the year 2012.
  • Awarded the Padma Shri award in 2014.

Yuvraj Singh Social Media Handle:

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The sensation has almost 14 Million followers on Facebook,4.7 Million followers on Twitter and 7.5 Million followers on Instagram, and it will going to keep increasing day by day.

Yuvraj Singh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuvisofficial/?hl=en

Yuvraj Singh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yuvirajsinghofficial/

Yuvraj Singh Twitter: https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Yuvraj Singh Cancer Story:


A fighter on the pitch Singh was also a fierce fight loiter off the pitch. Diagnosed with cancer in 2011, he first started showing signs when he would wake up at night and cough severely but overlooked it at that time.

He ignored it at that time in fear that it would mean to leave cricket for him and kept on playing with informing anyone. He played the entire 2011 World Cup with unbearable pain and still came out on top.

In January when proper tests were conducted the results were very difficult to believe. The results showed the growth of a tumor in his chest which was a cause for concern.

I cried like a baby. When no one could see me or hear me. Not because I feared what cancer would do, but because I didn’t want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could no longer be.

He was diagnosed with a germ cell cancer known as mediastinal seminoma which caused a tumor in between in his left lung and heart and appeared like a ball on his chest growing up to 14 centimeters.

He was treated by the same doctor who cured Lance Armstrong in the United States and was admitted in January and released in March following with which he was under rehabilitation till May.

While being admitted he used to read the autobiography of Lance Armstrong and his cancer struggle to stay inspired and never be down.

He is said to have quoted in an interview when asked about Yuvraj Singh cancer journey – “ Don’t be scared… Be positive… Please don’t think that your life is about to end… Take the right advice and act as soon as you can… If there’s an issue in your system, don’t ignore it… Look at me, I never thought I’d get the chance to again play for India, but I’ve beaten cancer…

God has given me this opportunity and my love for cricket has brought me back. I see this alone as a huge achievement… The experience has made me stronger (in the mind)… If you’re strong, then you automatically become a much more positive person. Cancer doesn’t mean that you’re going to die. “

Yuvraj Singh Retirement:


We can certainly learn a lot from Yuvraj Singh’s inspirational journey on how to cope with ups and downs in your daily life and remove any obstacle even when the chips are down.

Yuvraj drew the curtains on an illustrious career on 10th May 2019 in a public press conference in Mumbai where he announced that he was returning from all forms in international cricket.

He said he was extremely lucky to have represented his country at the highest level for so many years and would look back on them with fond memory.

Yuvraj Singh last match played against West Indies in June 2017.

Unknown facts about Yuvraj Singh:

  • His father Yograj used to play for the Indian national team.
  • In the year 2006, he was signed as a brand ambassador by XBOX 360 and for Microsoft.
  • In his young days, he has also played the Roller Skating and also won trophies as well.
  • Yuvraj Singh adorns the Number 12 shirt as he was born in the month of December and also on 12th, so he considered it as its lucky number.
  • At the age of Seven, he forces his mom for a bicycle and after getting it on the first day he got ten stitches.
  • In his career, he has done a Bollywood project named “Jumbo” which was produced by Akshay Kumar.
  •  Yuvraj has his won brand named “Youwecan“, and he with the money from this project he donates to those who are suffering from cancer.