Yuvraj Singh became the fifth Indian cricketer to reach the tally of 300 ODIs when he came out to play against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy semi-final. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Azharuddin are the other four cricketers.
It has been a phenomenal journey for India's 2011 World Cup-winning hero, who was also diagnosed with cancer.
Indian cricket icon Tendulkar took to Instagram to congratulate the southpaw on his achievement.
If there's one word that personifies @yuvisofficial, it's resilience and he embodies this spirit like nobody else. His return to the team after numerous challenges is legendary, still makes me feel emotional about the many hurdles he has faced to get to the 300th match of his life. His career has been replete with ups and downs, but Yuvi has always addressed each stage of his life with his signature 'never say die attitude' and complete poise. I am sure he will bring more laurels to India with his abilities to take the game away from the opposition.
Yuvraj made his India debut against Kenya in ICC Knockout tournament in 2000. He didn't get to bat in that match, but smashed 84 runs against Australia in the next game.
India will clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday.
Feature image: Sachin Tendulkar/Instagram