Yuvraj Singh on Monday, 10th June, called time on his an illustrious 19-year cricketing career and his mother Shabnam Singh said that was his own decision and she can only appreciate his son.
Two-time World Cup champion and one of India's greatest-ever limited-overs batsman, Yuvraj finished his cricketing career with 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests in Indian colors on Monday.
She told ANI, “It was his decision to retire. Well, he has had a good career. He has won all the major tournaments, a very good accomplishment for him. He has done India proud. A mother can only stand in the back and appreciate his son.”
While the 37-year-old's wife Hazel Keech said India’s 2011 World Cup hero has her support for his retirement decision, saying she did not understand cricket before meeting the all-rounder. She also revealed that Yuvraj had cried when he got his cricketing kit back in 2014.
She said, “As a wife, it is not my place to tell him what to do. He has my full support on the retirement decision. I did not watch cricket before meeting Yuvi. When Yuvi's cricketing kit arrived in 2014, I saw him crying. I didn't understand the emotion at that point. I guess only cricketers can understand how it is to get picked for the national team.”
Keech signed off by saying, “I do not like the term survivor. Yes, you can overcome any illness and disease. People find it difficult to get rid of the taboo of surviving very hard. Yuvi does not have it in his mind that he is a survivor. He has his YWC fashion brand which generates money for his charity. He is really dedicated to his charity.”
(With ANI Inputs)