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| On Updated : Jun 22, 2020 4:01 PM IST

Yograj Singh – Former Indian Cricketer & Yuvraj Singh Father: Age, Career, Films, Son, MS Dhoni Controversy, Net Worth

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.

Yuvraj Singh Father

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

Nickname: NA

Role: Right Arm fast-bowler

Physical Appearance

Yograj Singh Height: 5’ 10” (1.78 m)

Weight: 85 Kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Tattoo: NA

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 25th March, 1958

Yograj Singh Age (as on June 2020): 62 Years

Birth Place: Kanech, Ludhiana, Punjab

Zodiac sign: Aries

Nationality: Indian

School: NA

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA

Signature: NA

Yograj Singh Family

Father: NA

Mother: NA

Sister: Not known

Brother:  Not known

Coach: Not known

Religion: Sikhism

Address: Chandigarh, India

Cricket Career

International Debut

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 

Yograj Singh Wife & Children

Marital Status: Married

Girlfriend: None

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)

Yograj Singh Bowling

Yograj Singh Films

Batwara, Yaar Gareeba Daa, Jatt Te Zameen, Anakh Jattan Dee, Qurbani Jatt Di, Jatt Punjab Da, Dushmani Di Agg, Badla Jatti Da, Jorr Jatt Daa. Subedaar, Jagga Daaku, Putt Sardaran De, Lalkara Jatti Da, Saali Adhi Ghar Waali, Pagadi Sambhaal Jatta, Insaaf Ki davi, Lalkare Sheran De, Zakhmi Sher, Wasiyat , Mahaul Theek Hai, Babal Da Vehra, Teen Thay Bhai, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Singh is Bliing, Channa Mereya, Darbar, etc.

MS Dhoni Controversy and others

  • Yograj Singh has blamed Kapil Dev frequently for cutting short his international career.
  • Yograj Singh is always in the news with his comments on former Indian captain MS Dhoni. He once said that Dhoni was responsible for non-selection of Yuvraj Singh in the 2015 ODI world cup. He added that Dhoni was way too arrogant in terms of leading the national team. He recently said in a statement that Yuvraj Singh was more talented than MS Dhoni and should have been made captain before him.
  • Yograj Singh faced an arrest in August 2014 by Punjab police. This was in regards with an alleged altercation in Panchkula over car parking. He was later released on the bail.

Watch: Yuvraj Singh's father hints at exposing MS Dhoni after World Cup

Lesser Known Facts

  • Talking about his father, Yuvraj Singh once said that his father is like a dragon to him. He always stopped Yuvraj from playing any other sports than Cricket. But luckily for both, Yuvraj Singh later started enjoying cricket and made a career out of the same.

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