Indian legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has had an amazing cricketing career, the only thing he still regrets is not playing more Test cricket. Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from cricket in 2019 leaving everyone emotional including his die-hard fans. He had a stunning 19-year long career, achieving greatness in the cricketing world, but was unfortunate to not get many chances in the Test format.
Yuvraj Singh has been one of the finest white-ball cricketers in the history of the game. He is famous for hitting six sixes against Stuart Broad in an over during 2007 T2o World Cup. He was also the Man of the Series in India’s 2011 World Cup victory. The man who battled cancer and came back to play again for the nation in his top form, when many doubted him.
I would have liked to play more of Test cricket, when asked what would he like to change in his career
In an interview with timesnownews.com, the all-rounder immediately pointed out on the lack of playing test, when he was asked about anything he would like to change in his career.
“Experiences, good or bad, are a part of your learning and growth and I cherish them. Right from my early days to the 2011 world cup to battling cancer and being back on the field, my career and personal life have seen several milestones and these experiences have made me the person I am today,” Yuvraj said.
“I am extremely grateful to my family, friends, colleagues and fans who have supported and motivated me every step of the way. When I look back I feel that I would have wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket.”
In those days, it was difficult to get a spot amidst star players like Sachin, Rahul, Virendra, VVS Laxman, Sourav – who started opening. Landing a spot in the middle-order was difficult,” he added.
“Moreover, compared to today’s generation who get to play ten-plus Test matches, we used to get one or two opportunities. My opportunity came when Sourav retired, but unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer and my life took a different turn. Nevertheless, I am happy with my journey and extremely proud to have played for my country.”
Yuvraj Singh’s Test career misfortunes:
Yuvraj Singh was unfortunate to have been playing in the time when the Indian middle-order was packed with legends like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman — and hence he couldn’t get regular playing time.
However, he still enjoyed a good Test career. He featured in just 40 Tests for the Indian cricket team, in which he managed 19,00 runs at an average of 33.93.