Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian cricketer and a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000 in the ODIs and since 2003 in the Test match. He served as the vice captain of the ODI team from 2007 to 2008. In the 2007 World Twenty20, he got six sixes against England. In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, he got the award, Man of the Tournament. His nick name is Yuvi. He was born on December 12, 1981 in Chandigarh, India. He was born on 12th December 1981 in Chandigarh in India. His father Yograj Singh is the former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi film star. He came to limelight when he served as the captain of the U-19 Punjab cricket team in the Cooch Behar Trophy against U-19 of Bihar. In the final match he scored 358 runs at the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur. He took part in the U-19 World Cup in 2000.
His ODI debut was against Kenya in ICC KnockOut Trophy against Kenya. In his second ODI he scored 84 from 82 balls. He was in the Indian team that played 2003 Cricket World Cup. He got his first century in the match against Bangladesh in 2003. He scored 139 from 119 balls against Zimbabwe in Sydney Cricket Ground. He scored 110 from 114 balls in the Indian Oil Cup 2005. Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award, in the year 2012 by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. In 2014, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of 14 crore rupees at the IPL Auction 2014 and in 2015, Delhi Daredevils bought him for 16 crore rupees at the IPL Auction 2015 making him the most expensive player to be sold in the IPL. In 2016 IPL auction he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 7 crore rupees.