Today Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement.
He was known to typify the man who walked on the field with swagger, played with flamboyance, and showed ability that borders on genius.
Who can forget his 6 sixes against England during the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa.
But the most enduring memory was Yuvraj Singh, who was often being criticised as a bit of a has been in 2011, come out and play the best cricket of his life. It was not surprising that when Indian became World Champs in 2011 in Mumbai – Yuvraj was the man of the series.
But the saga had just started. News trickled out that Yuvraj had been sick during the tournament. Over the next year, he fought lung cancer and with chemotherapy he survived and beat cancer.
He did not just beat cancer, he managed to get back to cricket and play at the highest level all over again. His international career after his comeback was patchy but is the most inspiring part of his career and a testimony to mental strength and courage.