Yuvraj Singh coming out of retirement? Here's what 2011 World Cup player of the tournament says
Yuvraj Singh had announced his retirement from international and Indian cricket in 2019. However, more than two years since, he has hinted at his possible return to the pitch in February 2022.
Swashbuckling former India international Yuvraj Singh had announced his retirement from international and Indian cricket in 2019, which pained quite a few of his fans and that of Indian cricket. Although he took part in some overseas cricketing leagues, he did not continue it for long and switched to playing golf.
More than a couple of years since, Yuvi has now announced that he is looking to make a comeback onto the pitch. In his latest Instagram post, she shared a video of his brilliant innings of 150 against England in a One-Day International (ODI) at home. India had won the tie by 15 runs, while it was a high-scoring encounter, as India had totalled 381/6.
“God decides your destiny!! On public demand, il be back on the pitch hopefully in February. Ain’t nothing like this feeling! Thank you for your love and wishes ❤️ mean a lot to me! Keep supporting 🇮🇳 it’s our team and a true fan will show his or her support in tough times 👊🏽 #jaihind,” he captioned it.
Following this news, Asianet Newsable reached out to his father and former international cricketer Yograj Singh. However, he said that he was unaware of the development and would talk with Yuvi to clarify the same. Nonetheless, he gave his stance on the story, stating that he could have easily played the sport for four-five more years.
“I believe that he could have played the sport for four-five more years. I was not happy at the time when he announced his retirement. I even told him to give it some time, as things would fall in place. However, since it was his personal decision, I could not pressurise him. He event played brilliantly during the legend's game,” he said.
“But, if he decides to serve his country again, there is nothing better than that. Following his retirement, he had started playing golf and was doing reasonably well in it. I’m not sure what has made him change his mind and come back to the sport of cricket, which he loves by his heart and has given him so much. But, I would be pleased if he dons the Indian colour once again,” he concluded.
There were also reports last year that Yuvi was keen on returning to the Indian domestic circuit. However, his application for a comeback was supposedly turned down by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Currently, it is unclear if he would be making a return to Indian cricket or some overseas league. Furthermore, the Vijay Hazare Trophy is scheduled to run between February 23 - March 26, as it would be interesting to see if he represents Punjab in that tournament again.