'Mujhe bola gaya tha agar aapse 'Yo Yo' test pass nahi hota toh aap retirement match khel sakate ho (I was told that if you are not able to pass the 'Yo-Yo' test, I would get a farewell game),' Yuvraj Singh had said
Bengaluru: Indian fans took to social media to urge Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to arrange a farewell match for all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement from international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday (June 10).
After Yuvraj bid adieu, fans hailed the World Cup 2011 hero’s contribution to Indian cricket. Former and current cricketers, from both India and abroad, took to Twitter to congratulate the Punjab cricketer.
It was Rohit Sharma who said Yuvraj deserved a better send off. And the fans jumped on to the idea and started trending #YuviDeservesProperFarewell on Tuesday (June 11).
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“You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off. @YUVSTRONG12 (sic),” tweeted Rohit to his nearly 13 million followers. To this, Yuvraj replied, “You know how I feel inside ! Love u brothaman you go be a legend (sic)”.
You know how I feel inside ! Love u brothaman you go be a legend ❤️— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
It was Yuvraj, during his press conference to announce retirement in Mumbai, had mentioned how BCCI had told him that if he did not pass the yo-yo test he would get a farewell match.
"Mujhe bola gaya tha agar aapse 'Yo Yo' test pass nahi hota toh aap retirement match khel sakate ho (I was told that if you are not able to pass the 'Yo-Yo' test, I would get a farewell game)," Yuvraj said at the press conference.
"I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match. Agar main accha tha, potential tha toh main ground pe se chale jaata. (If I was good enough, I would have retired from the ground). Aur mujhe is tarha ki cricket khelna pasand nahi hai, ki mujhe ek match chahiye (I don't like to ask for a game, I have never played the game with that mindset.
"Toh maine us time bola ki mujhe retirement match nahi chahiye, 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hoga toh main chup chhap ghar chale jayunga... 'Yo-Yo' test pass kiya and then rest is not my call," he added.
Here are some of the tweets from fans demanding farewell game for Yuvraj
Very emotional moment was the jersey no:12 was anchored😭😭😭as a fan I even not able to tolerate this one...my eyes not allowing me to dry😭😭😭😭How you legand tolerate this @YUVSTRONG12 #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/QvcM1LgbaK— Pasupathivijayuvi (@Pasupathivijay6) June 11, 2019
We want a farewell match for @YUVSTRONG12— Maa ke Pakode (@MaaKePakode) June 11, 2019
....with a special program in the end to celebrate his contribution towards Indian Cricket.
If @BCCI can't do this for this Son of Nation, they don't deserve to represent India in Sport.
Risked his Life to win world cup for the country 🇮🇳 #inspiration lavel : infinity ♥️— suraj dolli (@surajdolli) June 11, 2019
One of the greatest batsman , human being!!
We miss you @YUVSTRONG12 😥 💔 #loveyou3000
#YuviDeservesProperFarewell 🙏 pic.twitter.com/xEdKPXKzw1
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Last Updated 11, Jun 2019, 1:25 PM