|Yuvraj Singh Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1981|
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian former cricketer, actor, philanthropist, and author. He is best known for his 19-year-long career playing cricket for India’s national team between 2000 and 2019. During the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 tournament, he broke the record for the fastest T20 fifty after he scored it in 12 balls against England. During the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Yuvraj was also declared “Man of the Tournament” and helped India win the Championship title.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
He attended DAV Public School in Chandigarh, India. Yuvraj later graduated from DAV College, Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.
Former Cricketer, Author, Actor, Philanthropist
- Father – Yograj Singh (Actor, Director, Former Cricketer)
- Mother – Shabnam Singh
- Siblings – Zoravar Singh (Brother)
- Others – He has a sister-in-law who is a footballer.
Yuvraj Singh is represented by Cornerstone (Manager) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
12 – Punjab, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Toronto Nationals, Maratha Arabians
6 ft or 183 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Yuvraj Singh has dated –
- Minissha Lamba – Rumor
- Shamita Shetty – Rumor
- Riya Sen – Rumor
- Deepika Padukone (2008) – Rumor
- Preeti Jhangiani – It was rumored that he dated the model and actress prior to 2008.
- Preity Zinta – He was often connected to the actress and entrepreneur, Preity Zinta, in the past. It went to such lengths that Preity had to angrily respond that she never dated or intended to date Yuvraj.
- Kim Sharma (2007) – Yuvraj allegedly dated the actress Kim Sharma in the past and media reported they split up in 2007. They remained good friends as she reacted emotionally to his retirement in June 2019.
- Hazel Keech (2015-Present) – On November 12, 2015, he got engaged to a British-Mauritian model, actress, dancer, comedian, and regression therapist, Hazel Keech. Just a little over a year later, they got married on November 30, 2016. Hazel adopted the name “Gurbasant Kaur” after marriage, which was given to her during the wedding ceremony by Sant Balvinder Singh.
Race / Ethnicity
Yuvraj Singh has endorsed brands such as –
- Microsoft Xbox 360 (2006)
- Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007 Video Game
- Ulysse Nardin (2013)
Yuvraj has also founded a charity YouWeCan that aims to fight cancer.
Yuvraj Singh Favorite Things
- Cricketing Shot – Pull Shot
- Food – His Mom’s Cooking, Kadhi Chaval
- Bowlers – Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath
- Cricket Idol – Sachin Tendulkar
- Overseas Cricketers – Ricky Ponting, Chris Gayle
- Cricket Captain – Sourav Ganguly
- Cricket Coach – Gary Kirsten
- Actress – Kajol Devgan
Yuvraj Singh Facts
- In 2006, Yuvraj was named “Most Glam Sports Star” at the Zoom Glam Awards, while at the 2011 GQ Awards in India, he was named “Sportsman of the Year.”
- His best-known cricketing shots include cover drive, cut shot, and flick.
- Yuvraj made his debut as a voice actor in the Bollywood animation film Jumbo (2008) alongside Akshay Kumar, Rajpal Yadav, Lara Dutta, Asrani, and Gulshan Grover.
- Russian doctor detected his cancer in 2011. By March 2012, Yuvraj had received 3 cycles of chemotherapy and by September 2012, he was in remission. Soon after, he was picked for the 15-member Indian squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
- Yuvraj published an autobiography titled The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back in March 2012.
- He considers the worst day in his career a final match at the 2014 World T20 final against Sri Lanka. He scored 11 off 21 balls and was sure that his career was over.
- Yuvraj wanted to retire from cricket in early 2017 as he realized he wasn’t performing as he used to. On June 10, 2019, he held a press conference in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and finally announced his retirement.
- His sportsmanship and success have inspired various well-known people in India. Some of those were Angad Bedi, Rannvijay Singh, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, and Sonu Sood.
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