Sourav Ganguly Speaks On A Send-Off Match For Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has always been a celebrated cricketer in the Indian National Cricket Team. The way he strikes the ball and the way he approaches the game is something which, every Indian fan loved over the years. However, they aren’t going to witness again, as he called curtains on his career. Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly makes his voice on the retirement game for Yuvraj Singh.
As an all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, called time on his international career without getting to play a farewell match, a section of people felt that the southpaw deserved a better send-off for his 17 years of stellar service to the nation.
Two-time World Cup champion and one of India’s greatest-ever limited-overs batsman, Yuvraj Singh has called time on an illustrious 19-year career, the batsman confirmed in a press conference in Mumbai on Monday (June 10).
I don’t believe in retirement matches – Sourav Ganguly
He is among the Indian greats who did not get a farewell game after contemporaries Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir. Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly quoted that he doesn’t believe in those farewell games.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was asked if Yuvraj deserved to get a farewell match. To which, he responded by stating that he doesn’t believe in the concept of retirement games as not playing a farewell game would take nothing away from the fact that Yuvraj will remain one of the greatest match-winners India has ever produced
”I don’t think so [deserves a retirement match]. I don’t believe in these retirement matches. If it falls in the course of your continuation as a player… of you being a part of the team… part of a normal system of Test or ODI… then fine,” Ganguly said on a Facebook Live for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Yuvraj Singh is a match winner –
Sourav Ganguly has often been credited for the success of a few Indian players. One of them was Yuvraj Singh, who was identified by Sourav Ganguly during those days.
“Whatever he has achieved as a player will not go down if he doesn’t get a farewell match. I don’t believe in it. He’s been a terrific player. And also, a match winner. He should be very proud of what he has achieved,” he added.
In his glorious career, 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 the most success. His one-day runs tally places him 22nd in the overall list and seventh among Indians.
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