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12 Unknown Facts About "The Hero of 2011 World Cup" Yuvraj Singh

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Yuvraj Singh is one of the best ODI crickters India has produced in recent times. At his best, there is no player on the planet that you would rather than this stylish left-hander from Punjab. That silky flick through the on-side, that slap through mid-wicket that he plays with disdain, Yuvraj’s high bat-lift makes his game even more pleasant to watch.

1. Yuvraj Singh father Yograj Singh is a former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie actor.

2. Yuvraj Singh is the only Indian crickter after Sachin Tendulkar to have been signed by English county Yorkshire, an honor few overseas players are bestowed upon.

3. Yuvraj Singh was signed by Microsoft as a brand ambassador when the Xbox 360 video game console was launched in the Indian market way back in 2006.

4. He was an avid roller-skater as a child, and has also won the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship.

5. Why does Yuvraj Singh wear the No. 12 shirt? He wears the jersey with number 12, since his birth date is on 12th of December which is also the 12th month of the year. Yuvi considers 12 to be his lucky number. Moreover, he also wears a black thread on his wrist when he comes in to play.

6. Yuvraj Singh is a huge Sachin fan since childhood. Yuvraj Singh cherishes those moments he spent on the crease with the master blaster, and rates that test in Chennai in 2008 when he had a crucial partnership with Sachin to win India the match as one of his greatest cricketing moments.

7. Yuvraj Singh used to study at Chandigarh’s DAV School. The Southpaw had the maximum attendance on the cricket pitch though, and it is said that Yuvraj broke a sign of the school’s name which used to be on the school’s wall with a barrage of huge sixes. Quite the naughty lad, eh?

8. When he was 7 years old, he kept insisting his mother to buy him a bicycle. When she finally agreed, Yuvraj Singh jammed the bicycle onto a rickshaw on the very first ride and ended up with 10 STITCHES.

9. When one of Yuvraj Singh’s friends brought an air gun when they were young, and nobody could figure out how it worked, Yuvi took the matter into his own hands and accidently shot his friend in the stomach! Thankfully no damage was done!

10. We all have heard about Yuvraj Singh’s battle with cancer, but did you know that Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, for which he underwent three cycles of chemotheraphy in the United States.

11. Yuvraj Singh has also done a Bollywood animated movie ‘Jumbo’. Yuvraj did a voice over in the movie produced by Akshay Kumar.

12. Yuvraj Singh has started a great initiative with ‘YouWeCan’, with which he plans to help cancer patients in their treatment. Excellent work Yuvi! 

posted Sep 29, 2016 by Rupali Thakur

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Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh is a former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie actor.

Yuvraj wanted to be a professional Roller Skater during his early days. He had also won  the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship however his dad asked him to concentrate on cricket.

Yuvraj became Player of the Series in 2011 World Cup. He was the man behind India winning 2011 World Cup but not many people know that he was suffering from early symptoms of cancer at that time including blood vomits.

Everyone knows about Yuvraj's battle against Cancer but after the fight against cancer, he made a stride which no one but few can take. He set up 'YouWeCan', a non-gainful establishment to help spread consciousness of Cancer

 When he was 7 years old, he kept insisting his mother to buy him a bicycle. When she finally agreed, Yuvraj jammed the bicycle onto a rickshaw on the very first ride and ended up with 10 STITCHES.

Yuvraj is a huge Sachin fan since childhood. Yuvraj cherishes those moments he spent on the crease with the master blaster, and rates that test in Chennai in 2008 when he had a crucial partnership with Sachin to win India the match as one of his greatest cricketing moments.

Yuvraj Singh was Acquired by Microsoft as a brand ambassador when the Xbox 360 computer game reassure was propelled in the Indian market path in 2006.

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Yuvraj was awarded Player of the Series award in 2011 World Cup.

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Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian Women's cricket team in Test's and ODI. She is the second highest run scorer in women's international cricket and only second woman cricketer to surpass 5,500 run mark. She started to play the game at the age of 10 and at the age of 17, she was picked for the Indian team. Her ODI debut was against Ireland at Milton Keynes in the year 1999.

Let's take a look at 12 unknown facts about Mithali Raj the most successful captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team:

1. Mithali Raj was born in Jodhpur on December 3, 1982 and is the daughter of an Air Force officer. She started playing the game at the age of 10.

2. In 2015, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, which she felt would help the cause of women’s cricket in India.

3. At 17, she made it to the Indian team and, in 1999, she played her first ODI against Ireland at Milton Keynes, scoring 114 runs.

4. In the domestic cricket scene, Mithali plays for the Railways.

5. On August 14, 2002, when she was 19 years old, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of highest individual test score.

6. In 2002, during the Women’s World Cup, Mithali came down with typhoid, which squashed India’s chances of winning.

7. In 2006, under her captaincy, the Indian women’s cricket team got their first Test and Series win in England.

8. In 2006, the Indian team again won the Asian Cup, for the second time in twelve months.

9. In 2003, she became the recipient of the Arjuna Award.

10. She has been described as a “dangerous cricketer” due to her composure at the crease and brisk scoring ability.

11. As a bowler, she can roll her arm over bowling leg-spinners, adding variety to her attack.

12. In 2013, Raj was the No. 1 cricketer in the ODI chart in the women’s division.

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Today, cricket fans all around the globe woke up to the news that Zaheer Khan would be declaring his retirement from worldwide cricket with quick impact. While it didn't come as a noteworthy stun to the vast majority of us – since Zaheer hasn't played universal cricket for 18 months – it was as yet a hit to the gut.From the mid 2000s, Zaheer Khan was a necessary piece of the Indian cricket group. With his swing noticeable all around and his pinpoint yorkers, Zaheer has vexed most major batsmen on each surface conceivable. Notwithstanding when his place was undermined by more youthful and fitter bowlers, he always kept his chin up and came back stronger.

Let's take a look at 12 Interesting and unknown facts about India’s best ever left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan:

1. Early life

Zaheer was born in Srirampur, a residential community 40 kms from Shirdi, to a working class couple. His dad was a picture taker while mother was an instructor. He did his underlying tutoring at the Hind Seva Mandal's New Marathi Primary School and later at the KJ Somaiyya Secondary School. Post tutoring, he got admission to the Mechanical Engineering degree course. In any case, on his mentor Sudhir Naik's recommendation, he surrendered designing and focussed on cricket, even as he was great at scholastics.

2. Cricket calling

Zaheer was a tremendous ability. Awed by his aptitudes, his dad took him to Mumbai when he was 17. A true and restrained Zaheer played each competition that occurred at National Cricket Club for the initial two seasons. A seven-wicket pull in a last against Shivaji Park Gymkhana shot him to popularity in Mumbai's cricket circles and soon he got into the Under-19 sides of Mumbai and West Zone in 1998-99. It was trailed by a stretch at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, where Dennis Lillee, the mentor, forecasted that he would bowl for India.

3. First-Class debut

Zaheer made his First-Class debut in the 1999-2000 domestic season for Baroda, as he couldn't make it to the Mumbai squad. In his debut season, he was the third best quick bowler, and best left-arm seamer, behind Ashish Zaidi and Sadagoppan Mahesh. Playing in eight matches, Zaheer grabbed 35 wickets at a normal of 29.25, with best figures of 5-43 in an innings.

4. Baroda’s Ranji triumph

Zaheer made rapid strides playing for Baroda. In the Ranji Trophy last 2000-01 against Railways, Zaheer's eight wickets, including a moment innings fifer, helped Baroda win by a restricted edge of 21 runs. He was declared as the Man of the Match for his execution. His universal presentation, nonetheless, had occurred at this point. Post 2006, he began speaking to Mumbai in domestic cricket.

5. International debut

His domestic heroics soon observed him playing for India. He was picked up to play the ICC Knock-Out Trophy in Nairobi in 2000 and had a quick effect. He took three wickets on his presentation against Kenya and in just his second diversion — which was the quarter-last against the then world champs Australia — Zaheer rejected Adam Gilchrist and Captain Steve Waugh and helped India script a well known win. By chance, it was additionally Zaheer's 22nd birthday. He had reported his entry in style. His Test make a big appearance came later in the year against Bangladesh, where he picked up three wickets in the match.

6. ICC Cricket World Cup 2003

Zaheer, along with Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra, was instrumental in India's fantasy rush to the last of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. Nonetheless, an apprehensive Zaheer gave an awful begin to the last, surrendering 15 keeps running in the first over against Australia. India never recuperated and lost with a colossal edge. With 18 wickets from 11 matches, he completed the competition as the fourth most noteworthy wicket-taker at an amazing normal of 20.77 runs for each wicket.

7. India’s pace spearhead

Post Srinath's retirement, Zaheer turned into India's pace lead and drove the rocking the bowling alley assault at whatever point he played. In 2005, the development of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel and Rudra Pratap Singh, add to it visit wounds, implied Zaheer was in and out of the side. Things turned out to be more awful when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) downgraded Zaheer from a B-review to a C-review contract toward the finish of the year.

8. Zaheer the batsman

Zaheer was a decent batsman in the early part of his career. In just his twelfth ODI, he broadly smacked Henry Olonga for four back to back sixes on the last four bundles of the innings. In a Test against Bangladesh in 2004, he scored 75 batting at No. 11, the then record most elevated Test score by a batsman at that position, which has along these lines been broken by West Indies' Tino Best and Australia's Ashton Agar. In similar innings, he was included in the record tenth-wicket organization alongside Sachin Tendulkar, which delivered 133 runs. This record is yet to be broken.

9. Zak-attack

Zaheer is fondly called as Zak by his team-mates. His career-changing time with the English County side Worcestershire earned him the nick-name of “Zippy Zakky”.

10. Inspiration

Zaheer is a gigantic Tendulkar fan and takes motivation from the batting icon. Outside the sport, Tennis great Roger Federer is someone who he derives inspiration from.

11. Great adapter

Zaheer has been one cricketer who has always excelled in diverse conditions. He's constantly savored playing in testing circumstances and has immediately acclimatized to the outside conditions. An extraordinary connector, Zaheer is similarly great with SG, Duke and Kookaburra balls and shows fabulous control over them effortlessly.

12. Wisden Cricketer of the Year

Zaheer was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2008, along with Ian Bell, Ryan Sidebottom, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ottis Gibson.

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Ravichandran Ashwin is India's leading spinner in the post-Anil Kumble period. Despite the fact that at first taken a gander at as even more a T20 bowler, Ashwin has since bloomed into a dynamite Test bowler too.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about India's lead spinner Ravichandran Ashwin:

1.  Ravichandran or Ashwin?

There is some perplexity with respect to the real name of the man we as a whole know as Ravichandran Ashwin. His father's name is Ravichandran, and his name is Ashwin. Maybe calling him R Ashwin will be ideal.

2.  Cricket in his blood

Ravichandran, who worked for Southern Railways, played club cricket for Egmore Excelsiors for over 10 years. It was for a similar club that Ashwin would make his initial cricketing strides.

3.  Early values

Ashwin's mother Chitra was very strict with respect to his studies. While both guardians bolstered Ashwin's cricketing profession, they were firm about his training also. Chitra told Mid-Day, "We never trade off on education, and Ashwin was mature enough to acknowledge that."

4.  Opening batsman

One reason Ashwin is such a decent lower-order batsman is that toward the begin of his cricketing interests, he was an opening batsman. Confronting another ball for a main part of his initial days guaranteed that his method is more than amazing for somebody who bats so down and out the request.

5.  A severe injury

The significant purpose behind Ashwin's batting taking a back seat was due to a severe injury he picked up as a teenager. When he was 14, Ashwin harmed his pelvic area. The awful damage brought about a tear in the tendons between his hip bones. This made blood spill into the bone joints, diffusing them. Chitra said of the harm, "He would have had inserts which would have put a stop to his cricket vocation. Fortunately, we looked for second supposition from another orthopedic specialist… We needed to place him in bed rest for two months, and he was out of activity for right around eight months. Indeed, even from that point forward, he was limping for quite a while."

6.  Bouncing back

The injury turned to be a surprisingly positive turn of events for Ashwin. When he returned to the diversion, he discovered his opening spot had been taken so his mother Chitra suggested he try his hand at spin bowling. The rest, as they say, is history.

7.  Shared debuts

In spite of the fact that it most likely did not influence him excessively, Ashwin did not get the chance to appreciate the sole focus on any of his three international debuts. He shared his T20I debut with Virat Kohli and Naman Ojha, his ODI debut with Ojha and Pankaj Singh, and his Test debut with Umesh Yadav.

8.  Highest partnership

Had it not been for Ashwin and Rohit, Sachin Tendulkar's penultimate Test could have finished in an unexpected way. After West Indies were knocked down some pins out for 234 (Ashwin represented Chanderpaul and Veersammy Permaul) in the primary Test at Eden Gardens in 2013, Shane Shillingford decreased India to 156 for 6 preceding Ashwin joined debutant Rohit. The team put on a fabulous 280 keeps running for the seventh wicket; an Indian record. India at last got to 453, and India knocked down some pins out West Indies for 168 (Ashwin took three more wickets) to win by an innings and 51 runs.

9.  Fastest 50, 100 & 150

Ashwin holds the records for being the fastest Indian to 50, 100 and 150 Test wickets. He got his 50th wicket in his ninth Test (beating past holder Anil Kumble by one match), 100th in his eighteenth Test (beating past holder EAS Prasanna by two recreations) and 150th scalp in hey 29th Test (beating past holder EAS Prasanna by five amusements).

10.  A special 10-for

The first Test of the 2013 Border-Gavaskar arrangement in India was played in Ashwin's main residence, Chennai. He reacted superbly to his home ground, taking 7 for 103 in the primary innings before MS Dhoni (224) became the overwhelming focus. Opening rocking the bowling alley in the second innings, Ashwin reacted with 5 for 95, as India were left with a minor 50 rushes to win, which they did with eight wickets remaining. It was Ashwin's second-since forever Test 10-wicket pull however what made it all the sweeter was that it came at his home ground. Considerably more fundamentally, he turned into the main Indian bowler to take 10 wickets in his hometown.

11.  Sanga’s bane

Kumar Sangakkara may have threatened bowlers for over 10 years, however in the diminishing snapshots of his profession he capitulated to Ashwin more than once. Sangakkara's last Test arrangement came against India at home in 2015. He played just the first two Tests, at Galle and P Sara Oval, Colombo. In any case, the Sri Lankan maestro failed to get to a half-century any of his last four innings, capitulating to Ashwin on each of the four events. Ashwin turned into the main bowler in history to dismiss Sangakkara in four progressive innings.

12.  True all-rounder

Ashwin is the joint quickest (with Ian Botham and Jack Gregory) to the twofold of 50 wickets and 500 runs. Each of the three men got to the point of interest in their eleventh Tests. Ashwin's great all-round aptitudes can be additionally characterized; among all Indians with the 100 wicket-1,000 run twofold, Ashwin's batting normal of 34.26 is second just to Ravi Shastri, while his rocking the bowling alley normal of 25.20 is the best. This improves his general numbers than any semblance of Kapil Dev, Vinoo Mankad, and Anil Kumble.

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Some Interesting Facts About First 20-20 World Cup

1. Australia lost to Zimbabwe in their opening match in the 2007 edition of T20 World Cup

2. Only one match was abandoned in the 2007 World Cup – the group match between India and Scotland in Durban

3. Adam Gilchrist had the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in 2007 T20 World Cup – 9 dismissals

4. Sri Lanka has a dubious record of winning by the biggest margin in terms of runs and losing by the biggest margin in terms of wickets – won against Kenya by 172 runs and lost to Australia by 10 wickets

5. The first hat-trick of World Cup was taken by Brett lee against Bangladesh

6. Highest successful run chase in the world cup T20 was by South Africa against West Indies – chased the target of 205 runs

7. Yuvraj Singh became the first player in T20 to hit six 6s in an over. This was against England in T20 world cup 2007 and the unfortunate bowler was Stuart Broad

8. The highest team total in world cup T20 is 260/6 by Sri Lanka against Kenya

9. Yuvraj Singh has scored the fastest fifty (in 12 balls) in T20 world cup. This was against England

10. Mathew Hayden of Australia is the highest run-getter in T20 world cup series (265 runs)

11. Kenyan team was all out for 73 runs against New Zealand – Lowest total in a T20 world cup match

12. India’s highest score in a T20 world cup match is against England – 218/4

13. West Indies conceded the most number of extra runs (28 extras) in their T20 World Cup 2007 match against South Africa at Johannesburg

14. Chris Gayle, West Indies (117 runs) is the only person to score a century in a T20 World Cup match. This was against South Africa

15. Craig McMillan of New Zealand scored the maximum number of sixes (13 sixes) in 2007 T20 cup

16. Yuvraj Singh was a close second with 12 sixes

17. Chris Gayle hit 10 sixes – the maximum in a T20 world cup innings – against South Africa

18. Gayle has scored the highest number of runs from fours and sixes in an innings – 88 runs (7 fours and 10 sixes) against South Africa

19. Umar Gul of Pakistan took the most number of wickets (13 wickets at an avg of 11.92) in the series

20. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka conceded 64 runs in 4 overs against Pakistan at Johannesburg  – the most number of runs conceded in an innings

21. Gayle and Smith scored 145 runs in partnership for the 1st wicket against South Africa – the highest partnership for any wicket

22. Ab de Villiers (South Africa) and Younis Khan (Pakistan) took the most number of catches in the series (6 catches each)

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Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer, often considered as one of the most destructive batsman of the cricket. Virender Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian test side in 2001. In April 2009, Virender Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009.

Let's take a look at 8 of the unknown facts about the man we chose to call by the name of "VIRU" Virender Sehwag:

1. Virender Sehwag was banned in his Test Debut Match. His debut match was against South Africa at Bloemfontein, Nov 3-6, 2001, however it didn't exactly turned out bravo. He was banned by the MATCH REFEREE Mike Denness for over appealing more than required.

2. Virender Sehwag was once booed by numerous Bangladeshi Cricket Fans. His remarks on Bangladesh Cricket Team as a unimportant "ORDINARY" group earned him a considerable amount of contempt from the Bangladeshi Cricket Supporters. Subsequently, after winning a Test Match against Bangladesh, he had to go through a lot of bantering and boeing while he was on his way for the post match conference.

3. During 2011 World Cup campaign, Virender Sehwag was the one to launch 1st boundary of India’s innings on the very first ball in 5 consecutive matches. There is reason why we called him the most destructive batman of our era.

4. The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar himself looks for inspiration from Virender Sehwag to play when he is in ‘NERVOUS 90s’. He has said this many times and he stand by it. Virender Sehwag never gives apprehensions about negativities while he is batting. He just goes after the bowler. It is always do or die for him.

5. Virender Sehwag’s father once banned him from playing cricket, he was once injured by a terrible blow from a cricket ball which hurled his tooth out of his mouth during a cricket match. His father was angry and concerned as well and accordingly banned him from playing cricket. In any case, his mom helped him and elevated the boycott.

6. Apart from his father, Virender Sehwag was once slapped by John Wright on account of his poor performance. Yes, the most destructive batsman was once slapped by John Wright. However, an apology was expected by John Wright by Sachin Tendulkar requested that Virender Sehwag keep this issue under control as John Wright resembled a father figure to everybody in the dressing room. Virender Sehwag generally avoid speaking of this incident out in public.

7. Virender Sehwag has a doppelganger and he is a Software Engineer. Yes, there is to be sure another Virender Sehwag with more hairs on his head and he has a much tougher job to do. His name is Girish Mallenahally. He is a Software Engineer.

8. He has the most epic comical inclination in the whole Indian Dressing Room. Considering his recent friendly chats with Shoib Akhtar in commentary box, it surely appears that he doesn't miss any chance to a burrow on his friends !

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