Yuvraj Singh Made a Massive Statement Regarding His IPL Career
The 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who has put curtains on his international career on 10th of June, 2019, on Tuesday revealed that he didn’t settle down in any of the franchises which partake in the lucrative domestic professional Twenty20 League; Indian Premier League (IPL).
The southpaw from Punjab had done a remarkable job for the national team after making his international debut in 2000. He also bagged a Man of the Tournament during the home-bound World Cup eight years ago.
Besides, Yuvraj had done quite well when it came to the No. 4 spot which has eventually become a hot debate ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
The celebrated cricketer Yuvraj, who has also battled lung cancer, played a significant role for India—to help the then MS Dhoni-led side to lift India’s overall second coveted World Cup Trophy after 28 years.
Since the inception of IPL in 2008, Yuvraj has featured in six different franchises. In the twelfth edition of the IPL, he represented four-time champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma.
Yuvraj Singh walks off as a champion:
Earlier, Yuvraj had represented IPL 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also, he had enjoyed his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) apart from his quality time with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
“I can’t really complain about it. It was great working with all these teams. Being with Mumbai Indians and winning the championship, and also winning for Sunrisers was a great experience,” said Yuvraj, who played four matches for Mumbai this season,” PTI quoted Yuvraj as saying.
Yuvraj, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Kolkata during the 91st annual general meeting of the Indian Chambers of Commerce, he rued that he couldn’t spend quality time with the franchises of the IPL.
“I was never settled in whichever franchise I played for. I didn’t really get settled where you are made to play for one franchise or maybe two,” he added.
Yuvraj recalls his World T20 2007 moment:
Also, Yuvraj, who has bagged staggering INR 14 crore in 2014 from RCB, reminisced that he had a memorable season with the Virat Kohli-led side. However, he further called it ‘unfortunate’ for not making it to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
“I almost joined KKR but last moment (in the auctions), I went to RCB. I probably had my best IPL season with RCB. It was unfortunate not to come to KKR,” Yuvraj added.
Yuvraj also reminisced about his six sixes on the bowling of English lanky pacer Stuart Broad. The Punjab-based veteran reiterated that he managed to get maximum on a yorker at Kingsmead in Durban.
“The inaugural World Twenty in 2007 changed world cricket specially in T20. It was just my day. The fifth ball was a yorker and still, I managed to hit that out of the park. It was my day,” Yuvraj concluded.
Later on, India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup by five runs against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
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