Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday called Yuvraj Singh a "cricketing icon" and wished him for his future endeavours after the swashbuckling batsman announced his retirement from international cricket.
"Whether as a batsman, bowler or fielder, he always did his best for India. The fighter @YUVSTRONG12 has given us countless memories to cherish. I extend my warm wishes for his future endeavours," Shah tweeted.
The 37-year-old had a dream run in the 2011 World Cup, amassing 362 runs, including one century and four fifties. He also picked up 15 wickets, won four Man-of-the-Match awards besides being named the Player of the Tournament.
In the process, he became the first all-rounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single edition of the showpiece event.
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