Yesterday the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Sing announced his retirement from international cricket. While announcing his decision he said that hereafter he would help assist cancer patients through his ‘YouWeCan’ foundation.
After his retirement announcement, many B-town celebrities came forward to give their best wishes to their favorite cricketer for his future endeavors. Also, many wrote heartfelt letters stating that they will miss watching Yuvi’s innings henceforth.
Although Actor Kunal Khemu posted a letter on his Instagram for his sincere love and blessings for the cricketer. In his post, he says that “I have not known many athletes or sportsmen/women personally. But I have known Yuvraj Singh and I have always been a huge fan of his even before I knew him. Not only is he a gifted cricketer who is an embodiment of the term sportsmanship in so many ways, he is also a fighter who made me believe that if you really want to do something and be the best at it you have to work on yourself constantly and fight the odds no matter how big they are. I remember once sitting at dinner with him and another friend on the 13th of December, one day after his birthday. He had been having a bad season and after a sub-par performance in the Sri Lankan tri-series was the focus of heavy public criticism. Most people thought that he was done. We spoke about it at that dinner and I so clearly remember him saying to me that what he was going to do that year would be bigger than all of what he had done in his entire career so far. And that was the year that India won the World Cup and Yuvraj Singh became the man of the tournament. It was also the first time in my life that I saw a cricket match in the stadium. The finals India vs Sri Lanka and that was also thanks to Yuvi, who said to me that I had to watch it and personally handed me the tickets in the lobby of the Taj hotel one night before the match.
I saw the champion lift the trophy the next night and I can’t put in words the kind of admiration and respect I had for him. This admiration only grew when he told me about his illness and, with the same confidence that he had displayed at dinner, he said that he would beat it. There was no doubt in my mind that he would and he did beat it. I have had the pleasure to personally get to know one of my heroes who announced his retirement from the sport yesterday. I know that this man – this amazing cricketer and relentless fighter – will do amazing things with whatever he sets his mind on. I wish you all the very best my brother for this new chapter in your life. You are truly one of the cricketing greats and I’m honored and blessed to know you. Shine on always @yuvisofficial #cricket #legend”.