'My Passion Lies In Supporting And Helping People': Yuvraj Singh Denies Contesting Lok Sabha Polls

'My Passion Lies In Supporting And Helping People': Yuvraj Singh Denies Contesting Lok Sabha Polls

Ex-Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has denied contesting Lok Sabha polls ahead of elections.

IANSUpdated: Saturday, March 02, 2024, 10:13 AM IST
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Taking to social media late on Friday, former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh issued a clarification, denying media reports that he will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha from his home state of Punjab.

Yuvraj, the 2011 World Cup winner, took to X (formerly Twitter) on Friday to clarify that he will not be contesting Lok Sabha polls from Gurdaspur in Punjab.

"Contrary to media reports, I'm not contesting elections from Gurdaspur. My passion lies in supporting and helping people in various capacities, and I will continue to do so through my foundation You We Can. Let's continue making a difference together to the best of our abilities," Yuvraj Singh said in his post.

There have been reports throughout Friday that Yuvraj will be contesting the Lok Sabha election for BJP from Gurdaspur. The reports emerged after Yuvraj Singh recently met BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Yuvraj Singh left imprint in the Indian fans' minds with his 2011 World Cup performance:

One of the greats of modern-day cricket for India, Yuvraj Singh is one of the biggest stars in Indian cricket in recent times. He is an inspiring figure for many because of his explosive batting in the 2011 World Cup and his subsequent battle with cancer and triumphant return to cricket in 2012, which exemplifies his indomitable spirit and resilience.

Yuvraj was also part of India's squad that lifted the T20 World Cup in 2007. Having retired from all forms of cricket in 2019, the former spin-bowling all-rounder featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs, and 58 T20Is.

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