Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, who was the part of the selection panel from 2012 to 2015, has claimed that Yuvraj Singh was at the right time axed from the national cricket team.
Since his retirement in 2019, Yuvraj Singh has always ranted about the injustice he faced at the end of his career. He was dropped from the team because he failed to reach the fitness lever. After being dropped from the team in 2017, he retired from the game after he was snubbed from World Cup 2019 squad.
I think Yuvraj Singh probably felt he could play little more cricket: Roger Binny
In the recent interaction, Binny didn’t feel that Yuvraj had to go through any injustice. He acknowledged that the middle-order batsman was tremendous at the peak of his career. However, he opines that towards the end of his career, he could reach up to the mark. Yuvraj’s downfall had given the place to youngsters.
“Towards the end of your career, when you are playing your last few years, you are not the same as you were earlier. Your fitness levels are down, you are not performing as well as you have done in the past. So I think Yuvraj probably felt he could play little more cricket,” Binny told Sportskeeda.
“I think he had tremendous talent and in his era, he was one of the tremendous strikers of the ball in world cricket. So he had a fantastic career and I feel that it was the right time where he was dropped and some youngster came into his place,” he added.
The 38-year-old Yuvraj Singh also retired from the IPL last year. Currently, he plays in several foreign leagues — Global Canada T20 league, Abu Dhabi T10 league and others. He was last seen in action in the Road Safety tournament where legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and other former cricketers participated.