Former Indian fast-bowling all-rounder and the father of legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh has been conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award. Singh, who featured in one Test and six One-day Internationals for his country, was conferred with the award for his outstanding contribution in Punjabi films.
The 61-year-old was felicitated in Australia on October 12 where the prestigious award was presented to the former fast bowling all-rounder by Hughes Mcdermott. Hughes Mcdermott is the brother of former Australian cricket team fast bowler, Craig Mcdermott.
Talking about the prestigious honor bestowed on him, former all-rounder reckoned this was the reward for his lifetime services to the film industry. Singh also went to remind everyone that he had done more than 100 films in Bollywood, Pollywood, and Hollywood, and has also been conferred with the prestigious lifetime achievement award on three occasions by Filmfare and PTC.
“It is a Star of the Millennium and Life Time Achievement Award for my services to the film industry. I have done more than 100 films in Bollywood, Pollywood, and Hollywood. I have been awarded these Life Time Achievement Award three times by Filmfare and PTC”, Singh said on his return from Australia as quoted by BD Crictime.
‘How can I forget Sydney?, says Yograj Singh
The former India all-rounder who has achieved 21 best actor awards in his celebrated career also made it a point to visit the Sydney Cricket Ground. Singh reckoned that it was his first visit Down Under after a period of 39 years. He also went on to reminisce about the knock that his son Yuvraj Singh played at this very venue fifteen years ago against Australia.
In that game, Yuvraj had scored a swashbuckling 139 and with VVS Laxman (106) to take India to 4-296. However, the Men in Blue went on to lose that game (by 2 wickets) after Brett Lee smoked Laxmipathi Balaji for a six in the final over.
“This was my first visit to Australia after 39 years. How can I forget this ground? Sydney was a venue where my son (Yuvraj Singh) and VVS Laxman scored 139 and 106 (not out) runs and India had won the ODI match against Australia by two wickets (2004)”, said Yograj Singh.
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