When Yuvraj Singh let Niall O'Brien choose a bat from his kit

After playing a 2011 World Cup league match against India in Bengaluru, Irish stumper Niall discovered that his kit was missing. After hearing about the incident, Yuvraj came forward to help him.

Yuvraj Singh lent a helping hand to former Ireland cricketer Niall O'Brien, who lost his kit after the 2011 World Cup league match between the two teams.   -  Reuters

From his friends in Chandigarh to his team-mates in the Indian side -- everybody has a tale to tell about Yuvraj Singh. But as the 37-year-old all-rounder walked into retirement on Monday, former Ireland cricketer, Niall O’Brien, still remembers how Yuvraj helped him out during the World Cup in 2011.

After playing a 2011 World Cup league match against India in Bengaluru, Irish stumper Niall discovered that his kit -- which had six bats -- was missing. And on hearing about this incident, it was Yuvraj who came forward to help him.

Despite being a superstar, he not only offered him to choose a bat from his kit, but also advised him to lodge a complaint with the police. Even Suresh Raina gifted him one of the bats.

Yuvraj was regularly in touch with Niall, until his new kit came from Ireland. “He is a lovely man,” Niall told Sportstar from London on Monday. He still finds it 'amazing to think' how a star like Yuvraj took the time to help him out.

In his days of prime, Yuvraj was known for his flamboyance off the field, but this little gesture developed a huge fan following among the Irish players, which still remains intact!