Twitterati ask BCCI to give Yuvraj Singh a Farewell Match after he announces retirement

Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket on Monday.

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Yuvraj Singh, one of the most celebrated cricketers, has on Monday, 10th June, stunned his fans by his surprising retirement announcement with an emotional note on the social media.

While the latest development was hard to believe for some Indian cricketers and fans, many have opined that the 2011 World Cup hero deserves to get a fitting farewell match in Indian colors which he donned for the last 19-years and won many matches for his country.

India's current vice-captain Rohit Sharma was among the firsts who expressed his views in a cryptic tweet that 37-year-old cricketer "deserved a better send off."

To which Yuvraj promptly replied, "You know how I feel inside! Love, u brothaman you go be a legend."

Meanwhile, Yuvraj revealed that he was offered a farewell game in 2017 even if he had failed the Yo-Yo test, though he managed to clear the test but was never called back to the team.

He said in his farewell speech, “I didn’t tell anyone in BCCI that I want a farewell game. If I had the potential, I would have left from the ground. I didn’t need a match. I was told that if I failed a Yo-Yo test then I can play a retirement match. I told them I don’t need the game, if I don’t pass the Yo-Yo test, I’ll go home quietly. I passed the Yo-Yo Test and rest is not my call.”

On the other hand, many cricket fans have been asking for a farewell match for the all-rounder tagging ICC and BCCI on social media.

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By Rashmi Nanda - 11 Jun, 2019

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