Off late, despite the sincere efforts undertaken by Yuvraj Singh to contribute substantially for his IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, one or the other controversy always pops up throwing many question marks. Already Yuvraj had to face a very awkward situation when his father Yograj Singh, a former Indian cricketer, had openly blamed MS Dhoni for his ouster from Team India.
Yuvraj Singh had instantly clarified his stand, saying that he had got nothing to do with the statement given by his father. Now when he was asked whether he faces any pressure to perform in view of the fact that he was bought out by his team for an unbelievably high price of Rs. 16 crores, he clarified that he “didn’t tell anyone to give him” the money that he yielded at the IPL auction.’
He said, “Not really. I was sleeping when the auction was going on. And I didn’t tell anybody to give me that money. Whatever money would have been given to me, I would have played IPL.”
Yuvraj, a seasoned 33-year-old all-rounder also didn’t really shown interest to the query that whether he intends to utilize the IPL as a launch pad for his India comeback
He simply described, “I am enjoying my cricket at the moment and I am not thinking too far ahead. Hopefully, as a team we want to get Daredevils back on track. The win in the last match was needed to boost the morale after 11 defeats. In the last game, I got a lot of overs to plan my innings as I needed some time out there in the middle”.
A very popular cricketer, Yuvraj Singh is having an image of a brave and bold, stylish batsman. He also opined that his relationship with Gary Kirsten is still the ‘same’ as it used to be when the South African coached the Indian national team.
He clarified, “It’s the same relationship that we had when he was the India coach. We have a great understanding and somehow Gary gets the best out of me. When he was the India coach, he was managing only 16 players but in a franchise, you need to manage 25 players.”
Under the given situation, it will be interesting to see whether Yuvraj Singh will be able to give such a powerful performance in the ongoing IPL that ensure a berth for him in the Team India.