2011 World Cup hero and Former Indian Captain Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday.
Former Cricketing legend Kapil Dev stated that a Cricketer of Yuvi’s Stature deserves a farewell from the ground. The BCCI has failed to comment on why Yuvraj did not receive an on-ground farewell. But Twitter was trending with a partition by Indian cricket fans urging the BCCI to give the legend a better farewell.
“Yuvraj will be in my all-time eleven whenever I sit down to make my team. I would love to see a player like him get the farewell from the ground than he saying ‘I am retired’,” Kapil stated at the launch of Apne 11.
“The way he played his cricket. The way he is looked up to, what he has gone through in his life (battling cancer). I wish him even better than what he achieved on the cricket field,” concluded the legendary Kapil Dev.
Many other Indian Cricketing legends did not get the farewell they deserved, such as Gautham Gambir, Rahul Dravid and Virendar Sehwag.
Yuvraj played international cricket for 19-years and was named man of the series in the 2011 World cup which India won after 28-years. After the World cup was over, Yuvraj announced that he is suffering from rare cancer which shocked fans. Despite being diagnosed with cancer, Yuvraj continued his performance in the field.
Yuvi fans were disappointed with his send off and took to Twitter to express their dismay stating that the cricketing legend deserves a better farewell. The first person to take to Twitter was the current cricket captain Rohit Sharma, who tweeted: “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send-off”.
Cricket fans tagged the ICC and BCCI and protested that Yuvi should be given a better farewell, one that he deserves.
“He risked his life for cricket, he deserves a better send-off” one Twitter user Tweeted.
The officials are yet to comment on whether or not they will be taking any action.