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Gautam Gambhir Gets Trolled For His Birthday Wish To Yuvraj Singh
By CricShots - Dec 13, 2022 4:28 pm
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On the occasion of Yuvraj Singh’s birthday on December 12, wishes flew from all corners of the country. However, the birthday wish from the former opener, Gautam Gambhir hasn’t gone down too well with fans. The former India opener, who played crucial knocks in the 2007 T20 World Cup final and the 2011 World Cup final, in a tweet, called Yuvraj ‘the best white-ball cricketer India has produced, and while it is a wonderful compliment, certain fans didn’t like it and disagreed with Gambhir’s take.

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh

With almost 10,000 runs across ODIs and T20Is, Yuvraj Singh can easily be termed as one of India’s greatest match-winners of all time, but to call him the best ever is a subject of debate. Indian cricket has produced some of the most majestic cricketers – from Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma – and some of these have piled on records unheard of.

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So, while Yuvraj is certainly one of the best India has produced, to rank him above all is something fans didn’t exactly agree with. Some fans even pointed out a tweet from before when Gautam Gambhir had used the exact words for Rohit Sharma on his birthday as well.

Yuvraj Singh, who made his India debut in the 2000 Champions Trophy in Nairobi, and signaled his arrival with a solid knock of 84 – a knock that is still arguably the best non-century innings on debut – went on to become a two-time World Cup winner. In the first-ever T20 World Cup, Yuvraj scored back-to-face half-centuries against England – where he famously hit those six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad – and then against Australia in the semifinal.

Yuvraj garnered a lot of limelight for the next four years, and helped India win the 2011 World Cup, in which the former all-rounder was named Player of the Series for scoring 362 runs and picking up 14 wickets. 

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After the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer, but like a fighter pulled through it. After that, he was in and out of the team and missed the flight to Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 World Cup. In 2017, Yuvraj scored his first century for India since the 2011 World Cup, when he blasted 150 – his highest score in ODIs – against England.