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On 10 June last year, Yuvraj Singh took retirement from all formats of cricket. (File photo)
- Yuvraj said – on the request of the secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association, decided to return to domestic cricket
- On 10 June last year, Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.
Former Indian team player Yuvraj Singh wants to return to domestic cricket. For this, he has written a letter to BCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jai Singh seeking permission. Yuvi gave this information in an interview given to cricket website Cricbuzz on Wednesday. Yuvraj retired from all formats of cricket on 10 June last year.
Yuvraj said that he has been spending time with the young Punjab players Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhasimran Singh and Anmolpreet Singh at the PCA Stadium in Mohali for a few months. Yuvraj said that I loved spending time with these youngsters and after talking to them on different aspects of the game, I realized that they are learning from what I am telling them.
Yuvraj said that for him I had to land on the nets as well and I found how well I was hitting the ball, even though I have not really hit the bat for a long time.
Made up his mind to return at the behest of Secretary of Punjab Cricket Association
Yuvraj said that he spent time in the off-season camp with the Punjab players after he was relaxed in the lockdown. He trained for two months and then I started batting in an off-season camp. After this, Puneet Bali, secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association, contacted me several times. Asked me if I would think again when I came out of retirement.
Bali said that most of the young players in Punjab team are those who are playing better by taking tips from Yuvraj. At the same time, Yuvraj is also fit and batting well, so in such a situation everyone will win.
Yuvraj wanted to continue playing in cricket leagues around the world
Yuvraj said that initially I was not sure that I would think about this proposal. I wanted to continue playing in cricket leagues around the world, but I could not ignore Bali's request. I spent three to four weeks thinking a lot and reached this decision in the last.
Foreign league will not play if BCCI is allowed to play domestic cricket
He said that when he was confident that he could play one or two seasons for Punjab, he wrote to BCCI President Sarav Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah seeking permission. He said in the letter that he made it clear that he would not play foreign leagues if he had a chance to play in the domestic season.
Yuvi played for Mumbai team in IPL last year
Yuvraj played the last match for the Indian team on 30 June 2017 against the West Indies. After this, he was seen playing for IPL team Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and Mumbai Indians in 2019. He then retired from cricket.
Yuvraj has scored 8701 runs in 1900 and 304 ODIs in 40 Tests for India. He has 1177 runs in 58 T20s and 2750 runs in 132 matches of IPL.