His former teammates Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh among others took to Twitter to extend their birthday greetings to the southpaw.
Taking to Twitter, Gambhir wrote, “Wishing India’s man of both world cups and my dear brother @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday! Your journey has been an inspiration for millions Prince! Stay healthy and happy always!”
Wishing India’s man of both world cups and my dear brother @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday! Your journey has bee… https://t.co/cGdZLLJTm2
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1607746783000
“Happy birthday brother @YUVSTRONG12 #SixerKing #HappyBirthdayYuvi,” Harbhajan tweeted.
Happy birthday brother @YUVSTRONG12 🤗🤗🤗🤗 #SixerKing #HappyBirthdayYuvi https://t.co/wj8KZnfI74
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1607749800000
Former batsman Laxman termed the left-hander as inspiration and said he carries everlasting joy and happiness with him.
“Warm Birthday wishes to a friend who is an inspiration and who has given all of us hope, everlasting joy and happiness. May God shower you with blessings today and always @YUVSTRONG12,” he tweeted.
Warm Birthday wishes to a friend who is an inspiration and who has given all of us hope, everlasting joy and happin… https://t.co/1viAhslxDz
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1607747583000
Former all-rounder Suresh Raina, who retired from international cricket in August this year alongside MS Dhoni, also extended his greetings to Yuvraj on his birthday.
“Happy Birthday Yuvi Pa @YUVSTRONG12. May you be the healthiest & happiest always. Keep shining & keep inspiring us forever. Here is to all our wonderful memories on & off the field.#HappyBirthdayYuvi,” Raina tweeted.
Happy Birthday Yuvi Pa @YUVSTRONG12 ❤️🎂.May you be the healthiest & happiest always. Keep shining & keep inspiring… https://t.co/8tCVOPt44s
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 1607742307000
Maze karo partner, it has been a long journey on and off the field. May you continue to shine and inspire. Wishing… https://t.co/jyjqA2yJjq
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1607756960000
Earlier in the day, Yuvraj took to social media to announce that rather than celebrating his birthday this year, he wished for a speedy resolution of the ongoing conflict between farmers and the Central government. He also distanced himself from remarks made by his father Yograj Singh endorsing the sportspersons returning their awards to support the agitation.
Yuvraj announced retirement from all forms of cricket on June 10 last year. In a career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests, Yuvraj imprinted his place in the echelons of cricket as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceptive bowling or fierce batting.