On December 12, Yuvraj Singh’s birthday, people from all over the country wished him well. But one birthday wish from Gautam Gambhir hasn’t gone over too well with fans. In a tweet, the former India opener, who was a key player in the 2007 T20 World Cup final and the 2011 World Cup final, called Yuvraj “the best white-ball cricketer India has produced.” While this is a great compliment, some fans didn’t agree with Gambhir’s take on the matter.
Yuvraj was one of India’s best match-winners of all time. He scored almost 10,000 runs in ODIs and T20Is, but it’s not clear if he was the best-ever. Some of the best cricketers have come from India, like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah. Some of these players have set records that have never been seen before. Even though Yuvraj is one of the best cricketers India has ever produced, fans didn’t agree that he was the best of all. Some fans even pointed out that Gambhir had used the same words for Rohit Sharma’s birthday in a tweet from before.
Yuvraj made his India debut in the 2000 Champions Trophy in Nairobi. He showed that he was ready to play with a solid score of 84, which is still arguably the best score that wasn’t a century on a debut. He went on to win two World Cups. Yuvraj lit up the first-ever T20 World Cup with back-to-back half-centuries against England and Australia. Against England, he famously hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in one over, and against Australia in the semifinal, he hit six sixes in one over.