Veteran Indian cricketer and India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has called a sudden media interaction on Monday, where he has announced his retirement from international cricket and at a plush South Mumbai hotel.
One of the India’s greatest limited over cricketer, Yuvraj Singh last played a Test match for India in 2012 and featured in a limited-overs series in 2017. He last featured in IPL 2019 where he had almost gone unsold before Mumbai Indians grabbed him at his base price. He played only four matches for the franchise scoring 98 runs with one half-century.
While announcing his retirement, Yuvraj remembered the matches against Australia during 2007 T20 world cup and 2011 ODI World Cup, as one of the best matches he played for Team India.
“This sport taught me how to fight, how to fall and to dust myself off, get up and move. I’ve failed more times than I’ve succeeded but I never gave up,” said Yuvraj Singh.
Earlier, a senior BCCI official had reportedly told a leading news agency that Yuvraj is thinking of calling it quits from international and first class cricket.
“He would like to speak to the BCCI and get more clarity on plying his trade in tournaments like GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holland as he has offers,” a BCCI source had said.
Yuvraj has been seriously contemplating retirement from international cricket and pursue a freelance career in ICC approved foreign Twenty20 leagues like, GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holand.
However, it is not officially confirmed yet whether Yuvraj will announce his retirement or not, but if he does, it should not be a surprise to anybody.
Recently, the Men in Blue, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, decimated the defending champions, Australia by 36 runs in their second match of ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Team India have won both the matches they have played, imposing a six-wicket win over South Africa in their opener. India will next face New Zealand on June 13.