Former Indian cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh was born on 25th March 1958 in Kanech village of Ludhiana district of Punjab. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler during his playing days and was selected for the tour of Australia and New Zealand in the 1980-81 season.
Yograj Singh made his debut first in ODI cricket against New Zealand but his performances were very poor during the series. He returned with only 4 wickets in 5 innings from that series and also proved to be very expensive. Then he made his test debut on the same tour against the same opponents at Wellington. He only bowled in the first innings and took the wicket of John Wright. Eventually, India lost the match convincingly by 62 runs. He played a total of 7 first-class matches on that tour and claimed only 13 wickets to his name.
A few years later, Yograj Singh's last international appearance came against New Zealand in 1986. Talking about his first-class career, he played a total of 30 matches for Punjab and Haryana. His wicket tally stood at 66 wickets at an average of 26.60. His playing days were shortened due to various career-threatening injuries.
After his retirement, Yograj Singh ventured into the Punjabi film industry and has starred in a number of projects. Yograj Singh married with Shabnam Singh and they had two sons – Yuvraj and Zoravar from the marriage. Later, Yograj divorced her and married to Satveer Kaur.
Yograj Singh had a significant contribution towards the shaping of the career of Yuvraj Singh. Yograj Singh was always keen to transform Yuvraj into a world-class batsman. He was sometimes harsh on his son but only for the good of his development.
Full Name: Yograj Singh Bhagsingh Bhundel
Role: Right Arm fast-bowler
Yograj Singh Height: 5’ 10” (1.78 m)
Weight: 85 Kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 25th March, 1958
Yograj Singh Age (as on June 2020): 62 Years
Birth Place: Kanech, Ludhiana, Punjab
Zodiac sign: Aries
Educational Qualifications: NA
Sister: Not known
Brother: Not known
Coach: Not known
Address: Chandigarh, India
Test: 21st February, 1981 Vs New Zealand at Wellington
ODI: 21st December, 1980 Vs New Zealand at Brisbane
T20I: Not played
Jersey Number: NA
Major Teams: India, Punjab, Haryana
Marital Status: Married
Yograj Singh Wife: Shabnam Singh (Ex wife)
Yograj Singh Second Wife: Satveer Kaur
Marriage Date: NA
Yograj Singh Son: Yuvraj Singh and Zoravar Singh (from first wife)
Victor (from the second wife)
Yograj Singh Daughter: Amarjeet Kaur (from second wife)
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