One of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh/">Yuvraj Singh</a>'s pillars during his journey from cricket to cancer and back, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> on Monday thanked the southpaw for all he has "done for the sport". <p></p> <p></p><strong>Yuvraj:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/yuvraj-singh-champion-white-ball-cricketer-who-fought-cancer-and-gave-india-two-world-titles-854975">Champion cricketer who fought cancer and gave India two World titles</a> <p></p> <p></p>Walking into international sunset after ramping up the swagger and style quotient of what used to be a sombre Indian dressing room for 17 years, Yuvraj was flooded with wholesome praise by the cricket community, with close friend-cum-mentor Tendulkar leading the way. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Read:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-cricketer-yuvraj-singh-announces-international-retirement-854821">Yuvraj Singh announces international retirement</a> <p></p> <p></p>"What a fantastic career you have had Yuvi. You have come out as a true champ everytime the team needed you. The fight you put up through all the ups &amp; downs on &amp; off the field is just amazing. Best of luck for your 2nd innings &amp; thanks for all that you have done for cricket," Tendulkar tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/1138039737447403521 <p></p> <p></p>&nbsp; <p></p> <p></p>The icon's words of appreciation for the 37-year-old southpaw once again brought to the fore the cherished friendship that they share. <p></p> <p></p>A delighted Yuvraj carried Tendulkar on his shoulders after they helped India to a World Cup triumph in 2011, together realising their long-cherished dream. <p></p> <p></p>The moment of triumph was followed by the shocking revelation that Yuvraj was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer. <p></p> <p></p>Tendulkar had once said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj when they met in London his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States. <p></p> <p></p>"When I saw my wife discussing medical terms with Yuvraj, I realised what he had been going through," Tendulkar had said at the release of Yuvraj's book 'The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back'. <p></p> <p></p>"When I went to meet him in London, I was telling my wife that I don't want to break down when I see him," Tendulkar had said then of the discussion with his doctor wife. <p></p> <p></p>In his heart, Yuvraj has only reverence for Tendulkar. <p></p> <p></p>Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed most success. His one-day runs tally places him 22nd in the overall list, and seventh among Indians. <p></p> <p></p>A useful left-arm spinner, Yuvraj picked up 111 ODI wickets at an average of 36.55.