Yuvraj Singh was born on 12 December 1981 in a Jat family from Chandigarh, India.He is a cricketer  from India, and the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh.He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000 (ODIs) and played his first Test  match in 2003. He was the vice captain of the ODI team from late-2007 to late-2008. At the 2007 World Twenty20 he hit six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broad—a feat only performed three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never previously in an international match between two Test cricket nations.

Yuvraj first came to attention when he captained the U-19 Punjab cricket team in the final of the Cooch-Behar Trophy against Bihar U-19s, in which he scored 358.He then gained selection for the U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in January 2000, where he was part of a team lead by Mohammed Kaif which won the tournament.Yuvraj was subsequently selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

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