It’s been over 18 months since Yuvraj Singh last appeared in any format for India. However, the experienced all-rounder still hopes to reach the Indian squad for the 2019 World Cup.
“Cricket has given me everything. When I leave the game, I want to do my best. I do not want to be sorry, “said the 2011 World Cup hero on Sunday, January 6, on the sidelines of the Punjab Ranji Trophy Elite Group B game against Bengal in Kolkata.
Yuvraj, who wanted to recapture the shape that made him one of the best hitters in limited overs cricket, was bought by the Mumbai Indians at the IPL auction in December at a base price of Rs 1 crore. The 37-year-old has set the goal of T20 extravaganza to start his comeback.
“This is our final game of the Ranji Trophy League, let’s see if we can qualify, then we will have the national T20 tournament and then the IPL, I will do my best and hope for the best. “Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj was also happy about the good show of the Indian team in Australia. “Your experience in beating is obviously not as much as it used to be. But it’s a fantastic effort from the guys. First of all (Cheteshwar) Pujara, (Virat) Kohli, (Jasprit) Bumrah. They really excelled in tests. It’s great to see Rishabh (Pant) setting the order and making big runs. It is (a) a great sign of Indian cricket for the future. “
The once-crazy left-handed batsman, himself a seasoned activist on several Australian tours, recalled the difficulty of overcoming Australia on his own ground.
“Every time we traveled to Australia, it was a very difficult tour. We had the opportunity to win the series, it was a draw … then Australia won 2-1 next time, “he recalls the 2003/04 and 2007/08 tours.
Yuvraj paid a special tribute to Rishabh Pant, who scored one test hundred each within months of his debut in England and Australia
Yuvraj also praised Rishabh Pant, who scored one test dog each within a few months of his debut in England and Australia.
“He came last year, he was selected for India, everyone said he was playing too many punches, he is rash, he has no brains, but after a year of having a good IPL, the guy scored two hits hundreds abroad, “said Yuvraj.