Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is likely to announce his retirement on Monday. The veteran cricketer had last played for India against West Indies in 2017.
The team management’s decision to look for young players in the team for number four meant he was completely axed from the national team. On the other hand, he still continues to play in IPL every season.
Alhough, his role got limited at Mumbai Indians this season. But he did show shades of destruction in the limited outings he managed for his new franchise. His retirement news is a long expected one as he looked out of favor from Indian team for couple of years now.
The 37-year old called for a media interaction at a plush South Mumbai hotel on Monday. There are suggestions that he is set to announce his retirement. As per various reports, Yuvraj Singh could still be in action.
He is only planning to retire from international cricket and first class cricket. This could help him play around the globe in various domestic T20 leagues. As per PTI, one of the sources inside BCCI also confirmed the same.
“He would like to speak to the BCCI and get more clarity on plying his trade in tournaments like GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holland as he has offers,” a BCCI source privy to the development had said.
A true legend in Indian cricket
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir had always insisted that Yuvraj Singh is the greatest match winner of all time in limited overs cricket for India. Needless to say, when he is in full flow, not even the best players are close to him.
Yuvraj Singh will be long cherished by Indian cricket fans not for his records but for the way he dedicated his life to Indian cricket. He was an incredible force with the ball and also had a golden arm. His contributions in Indian cricket at all levels can never be ignored.
Yuvraj Singh was India’s best player during 2007 T20 World Cup triumph, 2011 World Cup win at home. He was simply unstoppable in those events. But life had other ideas as a rare gem cell cancer hit his career.
He won the biggest battle in his life by beating cancer. What he had done for Indian cricket will be engraved in history books and among the fans.