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By Vinershea | Jun 11, 2019 10:13 AM

All-rounder Yuvraj Singh gave a big shock to his cricket fans after he called time on his international career without getting to play a farewell match. Yuvraj dedicated his 19 years for cricket and also played over 400 matches.

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Soon after Yuvraj's decision, wishes poured in from all parts of the world for one of India's most-loved cricketers. Among the well-wishers was former teammate Rohit Sharma, who posted a heartfelt message for the elegant southpaw, tweeting: "You don't know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off". To which Yuvraj Singh said, "You know how I feel inside! Love u brothaman you go be a legend."

According to NDTV sports report, Yuvraj Singh spoke about not playing a farewell match. The 37-year-old revealed that he was told by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he would get a farewell match if he fails to clear the 'Yo-Yo' fitness test but he ended yo passing the test and the farewell match never materialised.

"Mujhe bola gaya tha agar aapse 'Yo Yo' test pass nahi hota toh aap retirement match khel sakate ho (I was told that if you are not able to pass the 'Yo-Yo' test, I would get a farewell game)," Yuvraj Singh said at the press conference. "I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match. Agar main accha tha, potential tha toh main ground pe se chale jaata. (If I was good enough, I would have retired from the ground). Aur mujhe is tarha ki cricket khelna pasand nahi hai, ki mujhe ek match chahiye (I don't like to ask for a game, I have never played the game with that mindset)," he said with a heavy heart.

"Toh maine us time bola ki mujhe retirement match nahi chahiye, 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hoga toh main chup chhap ghar chale jayunga... 'Yo-Yo' test pass kiya and then rest is not my call," he finally added at the press conference.