Making an early impression
Yuvraj Singh's talent is spotted fairly early and he makes a mark in India's Under-19 World Cup triumph in Sri Lanka in 2000. He makes 203 runs at 33.83 and also impresses with his left-arm spin. Less than a year later, he is a part of the national team.
Grabbing the limelight
Yuvraj hits the headlines in just his second ODI when the Indian team is emerging out of the match-fixing crisis under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly. Against Australia in the quarter-final
of the ICC Knockout Tournament, Yuvraj blazes to 84 off 80 balls in a memorable win.
Recovery after a slump
Yuvraj is unable to live up to expectations after that tournament and experiences a decline before fighting back with an unbeaten 98 against Sri Lanka in Colombo
Yuvraj finds consistency
Despite the odd success here and there, Yuvraj struggles for consistency and is dropped. He makes a return
in the ODI series against Zimbabwe at home, and strikes successive fifties to seal his comeback.
Delight at Lord's
In one of India's finest moments in ODI cricket, Yuvraj, who made 69, and Mohammad Kaif combine to hand their team a thrilling two-wicket win while chasing 325 in the Natwest Series final against England
at Lord's. It also seals Yuvraj's place in the ODI team for good.
A first senior World Cup
Yuvraj has a decent World Cup in 2003, helping India beat Pakistan
in the league stage in one of the most watched games of the tournament. He then follows up with a half-century in a tough situation against Kenya
in the Super Sixes.
An overdue century
The first ton takes a long time coming but in his 71st ODI, against Bangladesh
, Yuvraj hits an unbeaten 102 in India's thumping win.
County cricket beckons
Yuvraj becomes the second India - after Sachin Tendulkar - to sign with Yorkshire
, and represents them in the 2003 English domestic season with mixed success.
A Test debut finally
After more than three years in international cricket, Yuvraj plays his first Test, a high-scoring draw between India and New Zealand in his home ground in Mohali
. He makes 20 and an unbeaten 5.
Yuvraj blasts the Aussies
In another landmark performance, Yuvraj sizzles at the SCG
with a blistering 139, smashing 16 sixes and two sixes against the hosts. It is, however, in a losing cause.
Success in Pakistan
Yuvraj promises aplenty with his performance in India's victorious Test series in Pakistan, with a half-century in Multan, a stand-out maiden century in tough conditions in Lahore
and a useful 47 in the final game in Rawalpindi. It also marks the beginning of a string of fine performances against Pakistan.
Another ton in vain
Yuvraj excels in a hopeless cause for India, making 122 against Pakistan in Karachi
when asked to chase 607. There is a turn of fortunes for the team in the ODI series that follows, and Yuvraj shines again with scores of 39, 82*, 79*, 37 and 107*.
May 20 2006
So near, yet so far
An agonising defeat for India as they are beaten by one run in Kingston
by West Indies. Yuvraj stars with 93 and with two needed off three balls he is deceived by a slower delivery by Dwayne Bravo to be bowled and hand the hosts a thrilling win. That defeat ends a run of successes while chasing targets in ODIs, and India go on to lose the series 4-1.
World Cup disappointment
India are beaten by Bangladesh
in their opening game where Yuvraj makes 47, and are knocked out by Sri Lanka
against whom he is run out for 6.
Six balls, six sixes
In the inaugural World Twenty20, Yuvraj enters the record books, smashing Stuart Broad
for six sixes in an over. He followed up with a match-winning 70 against Australia in the semi-finals
that put India on the road to a historic title win.
Yuvraj torments Pakistan again
Yuvraj strikes four fifties in five games during the ODI series and scores 169 to rescue India from a difficult position in Bangalore
A memorable duel against England
There is more success in Tests for Yuvraj, who supports Sachin Tendulkar in a match-winning stand to chase down 387 to win India the Test in Chennai
. There is much to cheer for in the ODIs as well, where he strikes consecutive tons in Rajkot
March 30 2009
Keeping the lead intact
Yuvraj scores a quick, unbeaten 54 in the second innings of the Napier Test
against New Zealand to help India save the game after following on. India preserve their lead and go on to win the series 1-0.
Decline and return
Yuvraj is dropped
from the Asia Cup following the team's return from the World Twenty20 in West Indies. Lack of form, disciplinary reasons and fitness are talked of as the reasons for his exclusion, but he makes a return for the series against Sri Lanka.
September 20, 2010
Dropped from the Test squad
With Suresh Raina scoring a century on Test debut and Cheteshwar Pujara making a compelling case for higher honours with his consistent first-class performances, Yuvraj is dropped from the Test squad
for the two-match series against Australia.
Feb 19 - Apr 2, 2011
A dream World Cup
for Yuvraj, as he scores 362 runs - including one centuries and four fifties - takes 15 wickets, wins four Man-of-the-Match awards, and is also Player of the Tournament. In the process, he becomes the first allrounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
The battle with cancer
Less than a year after the World Cup high came the news
of a malignant tumour between his lungs. Yuvraj went to the USA for treatment and returned in April 2012, fairly confident
of returning to top-level cricket.