Yuvraj Singh was born on December 12, 1981 in Chandigarh, India, into to Yograj Singh and Shabnam Singh. His father was a fast bowler and played international cricket for India.
He started getting training in cricket in early age. He was also good at tennis and roller skating. But his father want's that he have to focus only on cricket.
- Yuvraj have a proven track record in under -19 cricket. He came into limelight when he scored 358 runs against Bihar’s first innings score of 357 in the Cooch Behar Trophy Final in 1999. In 2000,he earned the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- He played debut match against Kenya in ICC knockout trophy 2000.
- His performance in ICC world cup 2003 is remarkable and noticed by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and he became the second Indian to join that club after Sachin Tendulkar.
- He made his Test debut against New Zealand on October 16, 2003.
- During ICC T-20 World cup 2007, He was named as vice captain of India which he made memorable by hitting six sixes in a over Stuart Broad.
- One of the best performance of his life came at 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he scored 362 runs, which included one century and four fifties, and took 15 wickets to earn Player of the Tournament honor.
- After that his career are having several ups and down and finally he took retirement from all format of cricket in 10 June, 2009.
Yuvraj Singh got engaged to British−Mauritian model and actress Hazel Keech on November 12, 2015. They got married on November 30, 2016, following which she adopted the name Gurbasant Kaur.
His career came to a sudden halt after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was diagnosed with a stage-1 cancerous tumor in the lung and had to go through months of treatment before he could return to the crease in September 2012 for ICC World Twenty20.T he details of which he recorded in the autobiographical book, ‘The Test of My Life’. He runs his own charity ‘YouWeCan’, which has treated thousands of cancer patients over the years.
he was diagnosed with a stage-1 cancerous tumor in the lung and had to go through months of treatment before he could return to the crease in September 2012 for ICC World Twenty20.