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Yuvraj Singh, hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, retires from international cricket

first_imgYuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Yuvraj, 37, last played for India in an ODI against West Indies on June 30, 2017.Overall, Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. In 2007, Yuvraj Singh showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever World T20. He followed that up with a barnstorming fifty against Australia and played a crucial hand as India won the first edition of the World T20.Yuvraj Singh was at his best in the 2011 World Cup. 362 runs, 15 wickets, 4 man-of-the-match awards and the Player of the Tournament – Yuvraj Singh would forever be remembered for his scintillating performance in India’s second World Cup triumph at home.After the World Cup, it emerged Yuvraj Singh had battled cancer throughout the tournament. He went overseas for treatment and just when everyone thought he would never again take the cricket field, Yuvraj went away to France for a training stint. Back in India much slimmer and fitter, Yuvraj Singh showed what he was still capable of with a 35-ball 77 in a T20 International against Australia.Yuvraj Singh was never again the same player after the 2011 World Cup. But he continued to be a huge favourite for teams in the Indian Premier League.In 2014, Yuvraj Singh went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore while Delhi Capitals snapped him up for Rs 16 crore the next year. Sunrisers Hyderabad invested Rs 7 crore in Yuvraj Singh in 2016.advertisementAfter a dismal stint with Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season, Yuvraj Singh was bought for his base price by Mumbai Indians.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan privileged to debut on Chahal TV after match-winning hundred vs AustraliaAlso Read | Dropping Hardik Pandya’s catch cost Australia big time: Sachin TendulkarAlso Watch:last_img read more

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Dani Alves is the blushing bride

first_imgLigue 1 Dani Alves the blushing bride and Balotelli’s new boots – Ligue 1 Social Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Dani Alves Kylian Mbappe Strasbourg PSG Ligue 1 02122017 Gettyimages Ligue 1 PSG Lille v PSG Lille The PSG man returned to action alongside his ‘bad boy’ co-star Neymar while the Italian forward found a novel way to thank his nearest and dearest Dani Alves made his return to action with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday against Lille after several weeks out due to suspension.The Brazilian veteran has had a good deal of time on his hands since he was sent off for dissent against Lyon, and it does not take too much for the right-back, whose catchphrase on social media has become ‘good crazy’, to do something mad on Instagram.This week’s antics, however, have been extreme even for the former Barcelona and Juventus star. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Playing the blushing bride, dressed all in white, he throws a bouquet of flowers over his head to his waiting friends. In the background, a song is playing, with the lyrics ‘Say your daughter can be mine’ prominent. It proved to be a successful return to action for Alves, who teamed up with Neymar to help PSG to a 3-0 away win at Lille.On his Instagram post celebrating the victory, he was in musical mood once again, with the lyrics to the popular comedy movie ‘Bad Boys’.“Bad boys, bad boys Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do When they come for you?” he posted. Given he was just coming back from a ban and Neymar had courted controversy over a fake handshake earlier in the week, it seemed very apt. Neymar, meanwhile, showed off his free-kick skills by scoring a fine set piece against Lille, firing a powerful, bending shot into the net from the edge of the area.But the superstar striker also showed he is an accomplished model, picking out a few of his favourite shots of the week on his Instagram feed.Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile, has been more focused on football. He welcomed new signing Lassana Diarra to the club with a post on his Instagram feed that included the former Real Madrid midfielder. Tagged simply “Hey”, the attacker was caught trotting out for training at PSG’s Camp des Loges with the midfielder.He clearly enjoyed himself at training this week, posting this video of a particularly successful exercise for the attacker.On the south coast, Mario Balotelli’s Nice side fell to a 1-0 defeat against Toulouse, though their talismanic striker was not available due to a ban.Nice have yet to win in the league this season when Balotelli has been absent, yet when he returns to the field he will have some special boots to wear.His supplier has given him a pair that have the names of all of those people special to him stitched into them in various locations, with the flags of Ghana and Italy present. The attacker will hope they bring him luck next week, when Nice tackle Dijon in the league. Meanwhile, PSG will go to Toulouse, while Sunday night’s big game sees Lyon host Rennes.last_img read more