Yuvraj Singh’s recent score of 150 against England in the Cuttack Cricket ODI was an innings which reminded us of what takes sports to a higher plane and makes it more than just physical endeavor or entertainment.
Fondly referred to as the Indian ‘Prince of Cricket’, Yuvraj has proved that dedication to passion always yields. His journey has been a roller coaster shuffling from a bed of roses to a rendezvous with cancer and then a powerful comeback! Yuvraj’s story is inspirational to today’s youth – it’s about a man who didn’t allow a fatal disease like cancer get in the way of living his dream.
A few highlights from his cricketing journey to take inspiration from:
1. Prince Of Cricket
Yuvraj Singh had struggled while getting into professional cricket. Once he reached the International playing ground, there was no stopping him! Making his ODI debut in 2000 in a cricket match against Kenya, Yuvraj became unstoppable. He played key innings and roles in the NatWest Series final in 2002 & scored the ‘fastest fifty’ in just 12 balls at the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. His other achievements on the field include the famous six sixes stint, scoring the fourth highest successful run chase. He also won the ‘Player of the Series’ at the ICC World Cup in 2011.
2. Battling Cancer
At the peak of his career, Yuvraj saw what most would consider being his ‘fall’.
However, he didn’t let this take a toll on him and instead decided to fight it out! With rounds of chemotherapy and traveling across the seas to meet the best doctors, he was ready to return to the field within 3 months! Within a year he was back against Sri Lanka and has never left the field since.
3. The Entrepreneur
To add to the many caps he already wears, Yuvraj channelized his inner entrepreneur in 2015 by announcing YouWeCan Ventures.
It was established to be an investment company supporting online startups – encouraging entrepreneurship.
Since inception, YouWeCan Ventures has helped a number of startups such as Vyomo, Moovo, Healthians, Edukart, and JetSetGo.
As told to Human’s Of Bombay, “I’m constantly looking for ways to push this cause and through YWCFashion, I’m looking to enter a different avenue and make the fight against cancer even stronger. Today, I sponsor the entire education of 25 kids whose parents don’t have the funds. When I met them and they told me about their ambitions, I knew that this is what I want to continue doing— give back and help them make a ‘come back’, just like I did.”
Yuvraj Singh’s ‘Never Die’ attitude has made him realize and turn his dreams into reality. He inspires us with his zeal and inner strength. We are certain that he inspires our readers as much as well.
We, at Awfis, think that Yuvraj’s journey is motivational and we are proud to have such inspiring stories building in our centres!