Yuvraj Singh's retirement announcement was a hard pill to swallow for many Indian cricketers and fans alike. While Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit kept buzzing with tribute photos and videos of the much-celebrated cricketer, a section of social media believed the southpaw didn't get a fitting farewell from the game that he played for 19 years.
India's current vice captain Rohit Sharma was among the firsts to put his thoughts out for a 37-year-old cricketer, who in a cryptic tweet on Monday night, wrote that Yuvraj "deserved a better send off."
To which Yuvraj promptly replied by saying, "You know how I feel inside! Love you brothaman you go be a legend."
You know how I feel inside! Love you brothaman you go be a legend
– yuvraj singh (@ YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
While announcing his retirement in a press conference on Monday, Yuvraj asserted that a farewell game was offered to him in 2017 if he had failed the Yo-Yo test. The cricketer did manage to clear the test but was never called back to the team.
"I didn't tell anyone in BCCI that I want a farewell game," Yuvraj said. “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 quietly go home. I passed the Yo-Yo Test and rest is not my call. "
His revelation came as a shock to many, especially Indian cricket fans on Twitter. Seconding Rohit Sharma's thoughts, they were quick to trend #YuviDeservesProperFarewell on the microblogging site.
Some users went as far as tagging the official handles of ICC and BCCI on Twitter and requested the cricket bodies to arrange for a special farewell match as a tribute to Yuvraj's contribution to Team India.
A fighter in real life. A person who risked his Life for World cup. @ YUVSTRONG12 you are really an inspiration to many.#YuviDeservesProperFarewell #YuvrajSingh #YuviRetiresGood bye from cricket. End of an era. You will always be missed from International cricket. pic.twitter.com/V6RBuXxIrT
– thulsiram (@ thulsiram1995) June 11, 2019
International Cricket Council (ICC) changed their cover photo from World Cup logo to Yuvi! That's the worldwide legend @ YUVSTRONG12 for you #YuviRetires #Yuvrajsinghretires #YuviDeservesProperFarewell @YuviFC @DieHardYuviFans pic.twitter.com/YN5NfqU5fC
– kaa (@Varmashines) June 11, 2019
– Shalini reddy mitta (@ShaliniMitta) June 11, 2019
– Tirth jain (@ Tirthjain1) June 11, 2019
#YuviDeservesProperFarewell@BCCI please arrange a farewell match for him @ YUVSTRONG12 Please arrange a match #YuvrajSingh A special request from that hard fan …. Plz …. Plz ….. Plz ….. Do Pal Ruka Khwabon Ka KarvanAur Phir Chal Diyeh Tum Kahan Hum Kahaan
– Tirth jain (@ Tirthjain1) June 11, 2019
This pic tells everything about yuvraj Singh's achievement … Legend. Always fav. Miss u yuvi paaji … Always enjoyed ur batting … Fielding and bowling … #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/i0VLFfBHhy
– Chaukidaar Rohit sharma (@lostboy_rk) June 11, 2019
– Deepak (@ Deepakdeeuv007) June 11, 2019
One Of The Best Player In Cricket History Has Announced His Retirement But @BCCI Wants To Give A Better Retirement Fr Yuvi Becoz He Is One Among The Best #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/6W9LKGvB4w
– Vj Kailash (@ VjKailash08) June 11, 2019
Definitely Yuvi Deserves Better Farewell. In 2011 he was proud of so much pain but still fighting for us and make India. BCCI should respect the legends. #YuviDeservesProperFarewell
– ABHIVYAKTI (@abhi_vyaktii) June 11, 2019
#YuviDeservesProperFarewell Yuvraj retirement announcement is not acceptable, hey deserves a proper farewell 🙁
– sourav singh (@ singhsourav527) June 11, 2019
Lessons learns from @ YUVSTRONG12 life. This world is very unforgiving and very ungrateful. You do 100 things right and 1 thing wrong, you won't be spared. Also the world is not fair. You don't get what you deserve. #YuviRetires #yuvrajretires #YuviDeservesProperFarewell
– Himanshu Singh (@halcyonhimanshu) June 11, 2019
One true champion, one true legend! Jersey number 12 should be left unassigned in tribute to Yuvi Paaji @ YUVSTRONG12 Dear @bcci Yuvi deserves much bigger and proper farewell.#YuvrajSingh #cancersurvivor #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/eH63pWElwJ
– Jatothu Hussain Nayak (@JatothuH) June 11, 2019
– Dhanush Naidu (@ DhanushNaidu18) June 10, 2019
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