On 29-10-2014, Wisden Asia had published an exclusive interview of Yuvraj Singh, covering many aspects. However, many different versions of his statement were seen in the media. A few of the articles highlighted that Yuvraj Singh had already played his last international match. In fact, the whole meaning of the statement made by Yuvraj Singh got twisted into a negative theory that he is past his prime and has given up hopes of any possible comeback. (Read: Yuvraj’s original statement)

Obviously, any player will get hurt, the way his statement was molded and wrongly interpreted. This is the noble duty of one and all to ensure that the very meaning of any detail remains the same and the contents should not hurt anyone, especially the sportsperson under reference, by the way of ambiguous meaning so derived to make the write-up spicy and to attract readership. Actually, the editors have got to play a more responsible role here by ensuring that no faulty interpretation is permitted to be published.   

Now, Yuvraj Singh has tried to clarify the position through Twitter which envisages as under:

This 32 year old talented cricketer who was the Man of the Series during the 2011 World Cup has given a vital contribution in the victorious journey of Team India, which cannot be ruled out simply on the basis of any notion. What is even more shocking is that in the very same sentence Yuvraj had opined that he might or might not get a chance to play again. This is what he had said, “Of course, there is a possibility that I may never play for India again. I have considered that. But there is also the possibility that I might play for India again, and as long as I believe that I can come back and I have it in me, I’m going to keep pushing myself.”

Thus, it is evidently clear that his statement was made controversial although he had hoped to make a comeback and had clearly said that, “I’m going to keep pushing myself.” Let us hope that this kind of silly mistake will not be repeated in the future.