Yuvraj Singh Deserved a Better Send-off, Feels Rohit Sharma
Indian National Cricket Team’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh decided to bid farewell to cricket on June 10 (Monday) after an 18-year long fighting career. Soon after his retirement, social media was flooded with good wishes for the retiring all-rounder. India’s current vice-captain Rohit Sharma said that Yuvraj deserved a better farewell after an illustrious career for their country.
Yuvraj deserved a better farewell: Rohit
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh held a press conference on Monday at Mumbai to announce the news of his retirement. However, it was not a shock, and many saw this as coming. More than his antics inside the field, Yuvraj will be well-known for fighting severe health issues like cancer and returning to the cricket field.
One of the most successful white-ball cricketers of all time, Yuvraj Singh scored 8,702 runs in ODIs and including a total of 52 fifties. He has also represented India in Test cricket, earning 40 caps. However, he wasn’t a regular member of the Test side and faced stiff competition from his colleagues. The all-rounder last played in the IPL for Mumbai Indians under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. He scored 98 runs for four matches including a half-century against Delhi Capitals.
The Mumbai Indians skipper posted a cryptic tweet saying Yuvraj deserved a better send off. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh didn’t seem too pleased about how the final phase of his career panned out.
“You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off.
@YUVSTRONG12,” Rohit Sharma tweeted.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 10, 2019
At the press conference to announce his retirement, Yuvraj Singh admitted that BCCI offered him a farewell game when he failed the Yo-Yo test. However, Yuvraj passed the test in December 2017 but didn’t get a call anymore.
“I didn’t tell anyone in BCCI that I want a farewell game,” Yuvraj said. “If I had the potential, I would have left from the ground. I didn’t need a match. I was told that if I failed a Yo-Yo test then I can play a retirement match. Told them I don’t need the game, if I don’t pass the Yo-Yo test, I’ll go home quietly. I passed the Yo-Yo Test and rest is not my call,” Yuvraj said in the press conference.
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