Earlier today, Yuvraj, while announcing his decision, said he would help assist cancer patients going forward through his 'YouWeCan' foundation.
"After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward," said the 2011 World Cup hero.
Applauding the cricketer for his strength and courage, veteran actor Anupam Kher tweeted "Dearest @YUVSTRONG12!!! You have inspired millions of Indians all over the world not only as a great cricketer but also as a person whose attitude towards life has been that of a complete WINNER. People like you don't retire. We will always applaud your strength & courage."
Calling Yuvraj a 'warrior' and an 'inspiration', actor Anushka Sharma wrote, "Thank you for the memories @YUVSTRONG12 . You've been a warrior and inspiration to so many. I wish you the best in the next inning of your life," on her Twitter.
Thanking the cricketer for his contribution towards Indian cricket, spinner Bishan Singh Bedi's son Angad Bedi tweeted, "Thank you for the service you have done to Indian cricket. A true champion who carried himself with decorum at all times. You made memories on the field and off which we as Indian fans shall always cherish. It's Time.. #Yuvrajsingh #YuvrajSinghRetires #jerseyno12."
Calling Yuvraj's decision 'heartbreaking', actor Raveena Tandon wrote on Twitter, "Dear @YUVSTRONG12 .A heartbreaking brave decision.entertained us with ur brilliant innings always.Made India proud,true son of the soil,won for us,6 sixes,T-20 WC against England,is etched in our minds http://forever.Best wishes for your futureendeavours.#YuvrajSinghretires."
Huma Qureshi, Suniel Shetty, and Neha Dhupia too reacted on Yuvraj's decision to retire.
A fighter to the core, Yuvraj battled all odds to return to the cricket field after successfully defeating the rare germ cell tumour.
An appearance at the 2014 T20 World Cup finals looked like a perfect script until Yuvraj found the going tough.
"This was probably the most difficult time in my cricket career, the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when I laboured to 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was all but over, everyone wrote me off too... But I never stopped believing in myself," remarked Yuvraj.
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