One of the greatest match winners in the sport and a sweet timer of the ball, Yuvraj Singh, turned 41 today i.e. December 12, 2022.
Yuvraj Singh donned the blue Indian jersey for the first time on October 3, 2000, in an ODI game against Kenya. He received his maiden Test call on October 16, 2003, against New Zealand and was seen in the shortest format for the first time in 2007 against Scotland.
It is a sight to behold for a cricket enthusiast when the Chandigarh cricketer bats at his best. The southpaw aced limited-overs cricket like very few could have done and emerged as one of the biggest MVPs in the history of Indian cricket. Yuvi’s contribution on the field wasn’t limited to his prolific batting but also with the ball. The left-handed batter was a suitable option for the fifth bowler, who could provide 10 overs and break partnerships in the middle overs. Apart from the bat and ball, he did his job in the fielding department with equal propensity.
The Prince of Punjab majorly played under the captaincies of Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvi had been a catalyst to some of the two skippers’ famous victories. In the famous 2022 Natwest Series final, the 41-year-old stitched a massive partnership with Mohammed Kaif to beat the home team in a mammoth run chase of 326. The historic 2007 T20 World Cup which India won, won’t be remembered without Yuvraj’s six sixes against England and his exploits against Australia in the semi-final. The former Indian cricketer was one of the top performers in the inaugural T20 World Cup. In 2011, Yuvi didn’t just battle the opponents for the team’s victory but also battled cancer, in the process. The stylish stroke player wasn’t just effective with the bat but also with the ball and turned the game in India’s favour at any given point of the match. Yuvraj was also named Man of the Tournament in India’s World Cup victory campaign owing to his magnanimous contribution in all departments of the game.
In ODIs, he played in 304 matches and scored 8701 runs and in the shortest format, he was featured in 58 games with 1177 runs to his name. In the longest format, he played 40 matches and amassed 1900 runs.
At the peak of his career, the superstar cricketer was diagnosed with cancer, which kept him away from the game. After recovering from cancer, Yuvraj struggled to bring back his old glory and was in and out of the Indian team. Even in his bad phase, the stature of Yuvraj Singh as a player didn’t hamper as he still managed to attract massive bids in the IPL auction. He was the most expensive cricketer in the IPL 2015 player auction. Following his cancer recovery, the astute cricketer kept fighting and acquired a spot in the Indian squad and went on to play two T20I World Cups along with one Champions Trophy and was also part of some of the renowned Indian victories post 2011. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he won the title twice with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2016 and Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2019.
Irrespective of the obstacles he faced in his career, Yuvi was an absolute superstar of the game who garnered a massive fan following. Cricket enthusiasts showered their love on Yuvi wherever he went and his bewitching personality was also enchanting to some renowned advertisers. The all-rounder’s sublime form didn’t just limit to the cricket pitch, he also made a mark on the commercial pitch. Let’s have a look at Yuvraj’s endorsements, net worth, investments and charities:
The attributes of having a larger-than-life personality and being one of the most celebrated cricketers of all time were more than enough for Yuvi to attract a set of worthy endorsement deals.
Apart from the aforementioned brands, the former international cricketer had also joined hands with several brands in the past, including Pepsi, Puma, Whirlpool, Revital, WellVersed, Cadbury, Birla Sun Life Insurance, and Lays.
In 2015, Yuvraj launched his investment company, YouWeCan Ventures. Through this venture, the former Indian cricketer aimed to assist online startups and entrepreneurship and also went on to invest in startups like Healthians, EazyDiner, Wellversed, Cartisan, Startup Buddy, JetSetGo, Vyomo, Naturals, Chqbook, EduKart, Black White Orange Brands, and SportyBeans.
Yuvraj Singh’s whopping net worth is estimated to be around INR 255 crore. His massive wealth can be attributed to his contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), IPL, endorsements, investments and his stints with several different cricket leagues.
Yuvi has an envious car collection, his garage entails Audi Q5, BMW M3, BMW M5, BMW X6 M, Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley Continental GT, and Mini Cooper Countryman. The latest addition to his luxurious car collection is the BMW X7 Luxury SUV worth INR 1.17 crore.
The two-time IPL champion founded YouWeCan in 2012, the organization was formed with an intention of defeating cancer. The NGO donates a healthy sum to struggling cancer victims who can’t afford their treatments.