Date of Birth – 12 December 1981
Place of Birth – Chandigarh, India
Nationality – Indian
Salary as Player – INR 12 crore annually
Net Worth – INR 255 crore
Test Debut – 16 October 2003 v New Zealand
Last Test – 9 December 2012 v England
ODI Debut – 3 October 2000 v Kenya
Last ODI – 30 June 2017 v West Indies
T20I Debut – 13 September 2007 v Scotland
Last T20I – 1 February 2017 v England
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Howzat – This fantasy sports app and website by Junglee Games appointed Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador in January 2021. Using ‘Beat the Legends’ contests, fantasy sports enthusiasts can challenge Yuvraj’s teams in cricket matches.
WellVersed – Full stack nutrition brand WellVersed roped Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador in October 2020. WellVersed are redefining the way nutrition and food products are crafted and have Yuvraj Singh on board on a three-year deal.
Aakash Institute – In September 2020, Aakash Institute got Yuvraj Singh on board for their “Success is Waiting” campaign. It was for the students who were willing to re-appear for medical examinations. Yuvraj was considered the perfect fit because of his inspiring comeback story.
Fuse – In April 2019, Yuvraj Singh, along with Rishabh Pant, was a part of an ad campaign for Cadbury Fuse. “Cricket is a gentleman’s game, but hunger is certainly not!” was the tagline for this television commercial.
Puma – The World Cup-winning all-rounder began his association with Puma, the world’s third-largest sportswear manufacturer, in the year 2011. Yuvraj received an annual income of INR 4 crore and in return was asked to flaunt Puma’s sticker on his bat.
Balle Baazi – This fantasy Gaming platform collaborated with Yuvraj Singh in June 2019. With their new campaign “Dum hai toh yahan khel” in June 2020, they did a digital film with Yuvraj Singh creating an urge for fan participation amongst cricket fans.
Birla Sun Life Insurance – In 2009, Birla Sun Life Insurance signed four cricketers including Yuvraj Singh for their ad campaigns. In September 2011, right after the World Cup, they also did a short film with Yuvi , “Jab tak balla chalta hai, thaat hain” being their agenda which broached upon the downfall in his cricket life because of cancer. The TV commercial was a way for the insurance company to reach their audience for uncertain times like in Yuvraj’s life.
Lays – Lays India introduced the ‘Wavez4India’ challenge on TikTok and roped in cricketer Yuvraj Singh for the same in July 2019. In its first three days of launch, the challenge was viewed by over 2 million people, with over 2000 user-generated videos going viral.
Nippo – In 2003, Nippo batteries signed up Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador. The company designed three commercials in order to showcase how powerful their batteries were and Yuvi was the perfect fit as he was known for his power-packed shots.
Xbox 360 – Yuvraj Singh, along with Akshay Kumar, featured in a Xbox 360 ad in 2006. Xbox had a big global market but were still establishing in India, hence Yuvi and Akshay were chosen to gain exposure in the Indian market.
Radblock – In 2020, the product touted to be the first-ever patented anti-radiation chip called ‘Radblock’ was marketed by Yuvraj Singh. Recovering from cancer gave him a perspective to make people aware about the same and hence Radblock hired Yuvi as their brand ambassador to market their product.
Classmate – ITC’s Classmate signed Yuvraj Singh and Soha Ali Khan for a TV commercial in 2013. Both of them were considered as youth icons and were part of this TV commercial made for a trusted student education and stationery brand.
UC Browser – Yuvraj Singh was associated with UC Browser, UCWeb’s flagship mobile browser, as a Product Specialist and Brand Ambassador in 2015. Yuvraj Singh and UC Browser jointly released a special version of UC Browser for cricket fans, called “UC Browser Yuvi Version”. Yuvraj was a part of the two TV commercials for them.
Parachute – Marico, in 2019, with the help of Yuvraj Singh, reinforced the idea of 24-hour protection from dandruff via their Parachute Advansed Aftershower Anti-Dandruff cream.
Pepsi – PepsiCo entered the Indian market in 1989 in a joint venture with Lehar. The popularity of Indian cricket helped the brand in executing their guerilla marketing strategy wisely. On a number of occasions, Pepsi chose Indian cricket team players in their ad campaigns; Yuvi, being a renowned player, appeared in the same. One such campaign was “Yeh dil maange more”, which featured 6 Indian cricketers including Yuvraj.
MTS – MTS was a big telecom operator back in the day. In 2018, the company unfortunately had to quit. In 2010, MTS featured Yuvraj Singh along with Sameera Reddy in one of their commercials.
Whirlpool – In 2012, Whirlpool were the official cooling partner for the Kings XI Punjab. They launched a campaign with Yuvraj Singh and Kirron Kher during the IPL in true Punjabi style.
Ariel – In 2007, after Team India were declared as the first T20I World Cup Champions, Yuvraj, along with his mother, was part of the Ariel advertisement campaign “Har champion ke peeche ariel ka bharosa”.
Hero Honda – In 2002, Hero Honda motors signed four Indian cricketers as their brand ambassadors. Yuvraj Singh, a newcomer at that time, was also a part of this agreement. All of them starred in a Hero Honda commercial – “Team ambition” being the tagline. Yuvraj, along with Zaheer Khan, also used bats with Hero Honda’s logo on it.
Reebok – The British-American sports equipment brand launched Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in 2010 in a TV commercial. The commercials emphasised on the purchase of Zigtech shoes for athletes.
Revital – In 2011, During the World cup, Yuvraj was part of a product campaign for Revital – a highly popular multivitamin health supplement in India. Yuvraj was the first brand ambassador of the product.
Lifebuoy – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yuvraj Singh Foundation partnered with Lifebuoy in order to educate people about sanitation and decided to distribute 10 lakh soaps and hand washes at no cost in the affected areas.
PayTM – For COVID-19, YouWeCan (Yuvraj Singh’s foundation) were appealing to fellow Indians to donate money so that the amount raised could be used to buy soaps and handwashes. In order to get the contribution, the foundation partnered with PayTM.
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- Won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 with Team India.
- Won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup (also Man of the Tournament).
- Awarded the Arjuna Award in 2012.
- Awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2014.
- Awarded with FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award in February 2014.
(Source – Wikipedia)
NOTABLE CHARITY WORK
The YouWeCan Foundation is an NGO established by Yuvraj Singh which strives to ensure that opportunities to detect and fight cancer be equal for all, no matter who you are, your level of education, level of income or where you live in the country. Started in 2012, YouWeCan has reached and helped a lot of cancer survivors.