Yuvraj Singh Receives “MOST INSPIRING ICON OF THE YEAR FOR SOCIAL WELFARE” Award.
“What once began as an idea continued as the tradition of Appreciation”
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian cricketer, who started his career from Punjab Under-16s at the age of 13 years. He has been the member of Indian cricket team since October 2000 and has also received an appreciation letter from Prime Minister of India Hon’ble Narendra Modi. So now it’s a privilege for “Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival” to honor Mr. Yuvraj Singh with DPIFF “MOST INSPIRING ICON OF THE YEAR FOR SOCIAL WELFARE” Award.
DPIFF Venture was launched with a basic motive “Appreciation to the creation”. It aims to broaden the youth’s perspective, inculcating within them a deeper understanding of others immense hard work in their respective field.
It is flawlessly shaped because of the hard work of the team and immense support of the sponsors acting as pillars of strength for DPIFF and they are Khushi advertising, BBT, Fever 104 & Nasha, Dainik Bhaskar.com, TBB, Oxycool, Abeer Vivek Abrol & Green Glow Music festival.
About Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj has been a member of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since October 2000 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007–2008. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won. In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad — a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two Test cricket teams. In the same match, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and in all Twenty20 cricket, reaching 50 runs in 12 balls. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same World Cup match.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor. At the 2014 IPL auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player to be sold in the IPL. He currently plays for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL