Yuvraj Singh, who was once an indispensable part of the Indian team, didn’t get the farewell that he had dreamt of. The former cricketer has at times shown his distress for not giving him proper treatment at the end of his career. In the recent interaction as well, he felt that the board could have been honest and properly communicated with him about their decision. However, the flamboyant batsman cleared that he didn’t regret the decision of his retirement.
Yuvraj Singh, suddenly, announced his retirement when Team India was busy playing the World Cup 2019 in Australia. He decided to hang his boot from international cricket after he was snubbed from the World Cup squad.
“Playing for your country is an inexplicable feeling and I am glad to have had that opportunity. It was a roller coaster ride but it has given me everything along with an opportunity to be a part of the history that was made after 28 years. I am extremely grateful and thankful to each and everyone who was a part of my journey. I played this sport my entire life with the utmost integrity and honesty,” Yuvraj Singh told Times Now.
“In return, I only expected upfront honesty. I felt that this experience wasn’t just the case with me but also with other legendary and extremely successful players. There were times that I felt a lack of support from the team management, and as a professional, I would have appreciated it if they were crystal clear in their communication,” he added.
“Having said that, I have no regrets about my decision to move on and I am looking forward to continuing playing T20 cricket for the next one or two years.”
Yuvraj Singh was the crucial player for the MS Dhoni-led side in the T20 World Cup 2007 and World Cup 2011 triumph. He scored heavily for India in the World Cup for which he was also adjudged man of the tournament.
However, his career had also a downfall when he was out of the team after he suffered from blood cancer. But Yuvraj Singh had a fighting spirit as he returned to the team and regained his place. In 2017, he last donned the blue jersey.
Currently, Yuvraj plays in foreign leagues after obtaining NOC from the cricket board. He has played in the Global T20 Canada league and Abu Dhabhi T10 league.