One of the finest all-rounders in the game of cricket, Yuvraj Singh is known for his dynamic personality both on the field as well as off it. His ability to time the ball with perfection and at the same time dispatch it out of the ground makes it difficult for any bowler to contain him on the field. However, off the field, actor Hazel Keech has found a way to put an end to Yuvraj Singh’s bachelor innings. As the 34-year-old cricketer is all set to begin his second innings with his fiancee, here are 11 achievements that prove that he is the nation’s heartthrob.

11. A Champion in his Teens
Yuvraj was inclined towards Tennis and skating before his father shifted his focus towards cricket. He won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship.

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Yuvraj Singh on the field
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10. Domestic Drama
Yuvraj caught the attention of the selectors in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy Final in 1999 against Bihar. Bihar scored 357 and in return, Yuvraj made 358 runs himself for Punjab.

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Yuvraj Singh in domestic circuit
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9. Yuvraj shines in the U-19 World Cup
Under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif, India won its first U-19 World Cup. Yuvraj impressed everyone with his all-round capabilities and was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Owing to his spectacular form, he got a call from the national team.

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Yuvraj Singh during a warm-up session
(Courtesy: Express Photo/Jasbir Malhi)

8. Man of the Moment
In one of the most talked about finales in the history of cricket, Yuvraj played a crucial role to India’s win. In the Natwest Series final between India and England, India were tottering at 146/5 while chasing 326 in 50 overs. Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh’s 121-run partnership. Yuvraj’s 69 from 63 balls changed the complexion of the game.


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7. Fastest half-century in T20Is
Not only did Yuvraj smash Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over, he also scored the fastest half-century in T20I. Yuvraj’s 12 ball fifty is still the fastest by any batsman in T20I. There’s no doubt that Yuvraj Singh is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the shortest format of the game.

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Yuvraj Singh in T20 World Cup
(Courtesy: AP Photo/Bikas Das)

6. Who can forget the 6 sixes?
Yes, we all remember the altercation between Andrew Flintoff and Stuart Broad and what happened after that. Broad was hit for 6 sixes in a row in the 2007 T20 World Cup. It was the first time that a batsman had hit 6 sixes in a T20I and fourth in the history of the game after Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs.


(Video Courtesy: YouTube.com/Jyoti Sharma)

5. The big stage: 2011 World Cup
Yuvraj Singh scored 362 runs at an average of 90.5 and took 15 wickets in the tournament. He scores of 58 (England), 50* (Ireland), 51* (Netherlands), 12 (South Africa), 113 (West Indies), 57* (Australia), 0 (Pakistan) and 21* (Sri Lanka) in the competition. He was declared the Player of the Series for his exceptional performance.


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4. One man league
With his achievements in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj became the first all-rounder in the world to score 300+ runs and take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.

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Yuvraj Singh during nets
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3. Rising from Cancer
During the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung. Post treatment, Yuvraj didn’t give up on the sport and came back all guns blazing. His charity, YouWeCan has helped in treating numerous cancer patients.

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Yuvraj Singh post cancer
(Courtesy: Express Photo/Ravi Kanojia)

2. Most expensive player in the IPL
Yuvraj’s ability to destroy any opposition with the bat as well as the ball, has made him one of the most wanted players in the domestic T20. In 2014, he went for a whopping 14 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Next year, Delhi Daredevils bought him for 16 crores, which made him the most expensive player in the league.


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1. Cinema and cricket go hand in hand
Yuvraj is getting hitched to Bollywood actor Hazel Keech but that’s not the only connection. As a child actor, he has starred in two films – Mehndi Sagna Di and Putt Sardara.

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Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech pose for the shutterbugs
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  • (Cover Video Courtesy: YouTube.com/Devashish Thakre)