With Yuvraj at point and Mohammad Kaif at covers, there was no area in that region which could be called 'no man's land'. That was the beginning of the making of the best fielding side that we are today.
The backbone of India's middle order
Yuvraj announced his arrival when Indian batting was all about the 'fab four'.
With his effortless strokes and ability to accelerate, India's middle-order started revolving around him.
People no longer switched off their TVs after Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal.
Yuvraj emerged as India's highest ODI run-scorer from 2005-2007.
Such was his impact that whenever he scored a 50, India won three out of four times.
Cancer and fight back
Pictures of Anil Kumble bowling with a broken jaw, Sachin Tendulkar playing after his father's demise inspired the cricketers.
But Yuvraj took it to another level. In the World Cup, he scored runs at an average of 90, won four Man of the Match awards and achieved much more while fighting a deadly disease.
He defines the fighting spirit of Indian Cricket.
Thank you Yuvi
A winner of three ICC trophies, Man of the Tournament in 2011 WC, 7 ODI 100s at number 5 , six sixes in an over and yet experts believe that he did not live up to his potential.
This is how talented Yuvraj Singh was.
As he bids adieu, he will be remembered as one of the finest cricketers India have ever produced.