No one can forget the fire with which Yuvi gave back 6 sixes in a World Cup. Or that how he beat a difficult childhood, cancer and injuries to become one of the most prolific batsmen India has ever known. He was on the team that first began to achieve victory in a systematic manner and helped in developing the rules and protocols due to which more players get the chance to train with par the international standard.
However even a ln amazing player like him had to tolerate uncertainty and usual cricket politics in the end. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has said that he was not picked for the Indian team in 2017 despite passing the mandatory yo-yo test.
India’s 2011 World Cup player of the tournament, Yuvraj was dropped after the 2017 tour of West Indies after enduring a lean patch. Earlier, this year, the celebrated southpaw who also played a crucial role in India winning the inaugural World T20 in 2007, called time on his career.
“Never thought that I would be dropped after being the man of the match in two games out of the 8-9 I played after the Champions Trophy 2017.
“I got injured and I was told to prepare for the Sri Lanka series. Then suddenly, the yo-yo test came into the picture. It was a u-turn in my selection. Suddenly I had to go back and prepare for the yo-yo test at the age of 36. Even after I cleared the yo-yo test, I was told to play domestic cricket.