Yuvraj Singh Speaks About His Yo-Yo Test Controversy
On Monday (10th June), Yuvraj Singh finally announced his international cricket retirement. The former Indian all-rounder had an impressive and successful career in international cricket. During his announcement of international retirement, Yuvraj Singh has spoken about the Yo-Yo test controversy.
Yuvraj Singh enjoyed huge successes in his international career. He played some crucial roles for India to win the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy (jointly), 2007 ICC World T20 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup etc. Yuvraj even won the Player of the Tournament award in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Also, no one will forget Yuvraj’s six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad (England) during the 2007 ICC World T20.
After the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Yuvraj battled against the lung cancer and later, the champion cricketer beat that cancer. Soon after recovering, Yuvraj made another brilliant comeback in international cricket and shined once again.
If you cannot pass the Yo-Yo test, then you could play a retirement match – Yuvraj Singh
However, since the introduction of the Yo-Yo fitness test, Yuvraj has hugely struggled to continue his international career. While many believe that Yuvraj deserved to play a retirement match, he first needed to pass the Yo-Yo test.
On Monday, Yuvraj Singh revealed that he passed the Yo-Yo test, but he still hasn’t been selected for the further international matches.
Yuvraj told in the press conference, “I was told. If you cannot pass the Yo-Yo test, then you could play a retirement match. I said I do not want a retirement match and if I do not pass the Yo-Yo test, I would go home. I passed the Yo-Yo test and the rest is not my call.”
I’ve a lot to tell about Yo-Yo test
Yuvraj Singh wants to reveal more about the Yo-Yo test, but he has wished to remain silent due to India’s present Cricket World Cup journey. The Indian national cricket team is currently busy in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. This tournament has begun on 30th May 2019 and it will run till 14th July.
Yuvraj added, “I’ve a lot to tell about Yo-Yo test but I’ll not say anything now to create any controversy as Team India in World Cup.”
Yuvraj Singh had a long international career from 2000 to 2017. His last international match was against West Indies in the North Sound ODI on 30th June 2017. He played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is in his international career.
As a left-handed middle-order batsman, Yuvraj scored 1,900 Test runs, 8,701 ODI runs and 1,177 T20I runs. Moreover, the left-arm spinner also took nine Test wickets, 111 ODI wickets and 28 T20I wickets.
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