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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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He was just 18 years-old when he started his International career, He played his first Test match against Australia where he scored 4 not out and a duck, and recorded the modest match figures of 2/136 as Australia won the match by eight wickets.

He is the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket in 2001.

He was banned twice in his career, In 2008, he was banned by the ICC and was charged for racial insult towards Andrew Symonds. 

In 2008, he was banned from the first IPL after slapping Sreesanth.

In 2003 he was awarded Arjuna Award and in 2009 he was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.

He became the first no. 8 batsman to score back-to-back Test centuries.

On 29 october 2015, Harbhajan Singh got married to bollywood actress Geeta Basra in Jalandar, Punjab.

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Milkha Singh is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games until Krishna Poonia won the discus gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

He used to walk a distance of 10 km barefoot everyday from his home to a village school in Pakistan.

During the communal riots that followed the Indo-Pak partition, Milkha lost his parents at a tender age of 12. It was then he ran for his life and came to India.

He wanted to join the Indian Army, but was rejected thrice. He never gave up and got selected in his fourth attempt, when he had enrolled himself in the engineering department.

In 1951, when he joined in Secundrabad at the EME Centre. It was here that his talent as an athlete was discovered.

During the 1958 Asian Games, he won a gold medal for both 200m and 400m race with a clocking time of 21.6 sec and 47 sec respectively.

At the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games, he won a gold medal in 400m with a clocking time of 46.16 sec. It was here that Milkha became the first to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games from Independent India.

Unfortunately, Milkha lost the bronze in the final 1960 Olympic race by just 0.1 sec.

In 1962, Milkha Singh defeated Abdul Khaliq, the fastest Pakistani runner and it was then that he was sobriquet the title of “The Flying Sikh” by Pakistani General, Ayub Kahn.

He sold his biography to Mehra,the Producer and Director of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, only for Re. 1.

In 2001, Milkha Singh declined the prestigious “Arjuna Award”, saying it came ‘40 years too late’.

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