When it comes to Yuvraj Singh, the man has a lot behind his name. He is the only cricketer to fire six sixes in an over during a world cup match and also bagged the Man Of The Series title during India’s campaign to win the World Cup in 2011. Adding another prefix to his name, the ITM University of Gwalior honored Yuvraj Singh with a doctorate in Philosophy Honoris Causa (Ph.D h.c).
According to ANI, the institute awarded the Doctorate to Yuvraj for his ‘extraordinary sporting prowess and as a catalyst for change with great integrity and humility.’ ISRO Chairman Dr. AS Kiran Kumar, film director Govind Nihalani, poet, and literary-cultural critic Dr. Ashok Vajpayi, television news personality Rajat Sharma (Media), chemical engineer Dr. RA Mashelkar and activist Aruna Roy were also honoured during the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Yuvraj said, “I am honored to have been awarded this doctorate. In a way, it gives me an additional responsibility of holding the honour with great integrity and continue to live by example in everything I do.” Apart from his heroics in the field which he is widely known for, Yuvraj is also known for his philanthropic work through his non-charitable organization YouWeCan Foundation, which was founded in 2012.
The 2007 and 2011 World Cup star was last seen in India’s jersey earlier this year in the Champions Trophy which India ended up being runners up after getting beaten by Pakistan in the final.