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Facts about Golden Boy Yuvraj Singh.

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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.

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

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

posted Jun 6 by Rahul Lokhandwala

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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! 

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Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian international cricketer who is the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. He is a right-handed batsman who made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011 and made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013.

 

1. Humble beginnings 

Rahane experienced childhood in a family in Dombivali, a removed suburb of Mumbai. His dad used to work for Mumbai's transportation organization while his mom was a housewife. In a meeting with Forbes India, Rahane uncovered that he had joined a cricket institute when he was just seven years of age. Rahane stated, The objective was that I’d get some exercise and stay fit instead of wasting time at home.

 

2. Black belt

Rahane is known for his in fact strong batting and his electric handling. He also pursued karate and has a black belt in it. His mild mannered nature perhaps masks the dangerous qualities within.

 

3. India under-15s and under-19s

In 2002, Rahane represent India under-15s in a global competition in Dubai. Rahane's partners included PiyushChawla and TanmaySrivastava. They had played a match against Sri Lanka under-15s, who had Angelo Mathews. In 2007, Rahane was a piece of the India under-19 group that ventured out to New Zealand. ViratKohli, RavindraJadeja and Ishant Sharma were his partners on that visit.

 

4. First-Class debut

Rahane had an exceptionally uncommon First-Class make a big appearance as he initially played for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in 2007. This was for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, a competition challenged between the household champions of India and Pakistan. Rahane opened the batting on introduction at the National Stadium, Karachi and scored 143.

 

5. Highest score in List A cricket for an Indian before Sachin Tendulkar’s double ton

Since 1999, Sachin Tendulkar's 186 against New Zealand remained the most elevated score by an Indian in List A cricket for somewhat more than seven years. Rahane crushed 187 in a Vijay Hazare Trophy coordinate in March 2008 against Maharashtra. His innings of 187 fell off just 142 balls, involving 17 fours and eight sixes. Rahane's record remained for around two years before Tendulkar hit the twofold ton against South Africa.

 

6. IPL

Rahane was a part of the Mumbai Indians amid the initial couple of periods of the Indian Premier League (IPL), With them having a solid top-arrange, he thought that it was difficult to soften up and played just a couple diversions crosswise over seasons. He was additionally brought by Rajasthan Royals, where Rahane played under his idol Rahul Dravid in 2015.

 

7. First man to hit six fours in an over in T20 cricket

Utilizing all his touch and beauty, Rahane has stroked enormous keeps running in T20 cricket. When he crushed a ton against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2012, he had hit six fours in an over off the knocking down some pins of SreenathAravind. This was the first occasion when somebody had done it in T20 cricket.

 

8. Sachin Tendulkar high praise

In his initial years in worldwide cricket, Rahane invested more energy in the seat than on the field.When Sachin Tendulkar drew curtains on his career after his historic 200th Test in Mumbai, he had words of encouragement for Rahane. In his book Playing it My Way, Tendulkar wrote, “I had known Rahane for years and had seen how much he loves the game. He has served cricket with finish devotion and responsibility throughout the most recent couple of years.

 

9.An interesting story of his childhood

It is said that Rahane was hit by three consecutive bouncers on his head defender at 8 years of age, while playing at Dombivili by a bowler who was thrice his age. Rahane started crying yet after sooner or later, he stood up and pulverized a comparable bowler for five consecutive cutoff points limits.

 

10. Confusion over his birth date

His birthday happens to be in June 6 consistently yet there was a slight disarray over that the same number of his fans began wishing him one day before the genuine date. Most likely, everything began in view of off base birth date being refreshed on couple of trustable locales however Rahane cleared everything by tweeting one day before his 28th birthday celebration.

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