Regarded as one of India's greatest white-ball cricketers, Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday (June 10).
Ever since the southpaw disclosed his decision at a press conference held in Mumbai, he is receiving heaps of praise for his awe-inspiring accomplishments. Former and current cricketers from all over the world including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Michael Vaughan, Shoaib Akhtar, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad among others took to their social media accounts to give a fitting tribute to Yuvraj and his illustrious 19 years of service to the sport.
Amid a number of accolades, there was also a tribute tweet from the controversial India pacer S Sreesanth. Taking to Twitter, Sreesanth, who played under Yuvraj’s leadership in the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab, hailed him as the best captain.
“@YUVSTRONG12 ur the best cricketer who have motivated not just me but the complete new era Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists.Ur a true LEGEND love and respect,” Sreesanth tweeted.
Replying to the tweet, Yuvi funnily recalled controlling Sreesanth’s emotions while captaining Punjab.
Sreesanth then recollected the memories of winning the first ever purple cap in IPL and also pointed out how big tournaments always brought the best out of Yuvraj.
“Ha ha ha, I true that. but Yuvi pa ur the best captain I’ve ever played under..how can I forget my purple cap (1st ipl) ur the only cricketer who have won the man of the series in U-15,u-19, 20/20 and 50 over World Cup. always proud to say ur my brother love and respect always,” he retorted.