Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh may not have played for India since the World T20 in 2016 and looks increasingly out of India’s plan for the future but he still believes that he has a lot to offer. The 35-year-old who recently got married spoke to Sportstar about his performance in 2016 and playing for India again.
“I am training hard and have the confidence of getting the runs,” Yuvraj said. “I feel I still have a lot to offer, and I will do my best to regain my place in the side. I will do all that I can to get the call from the selectors, and take it from there. I still feel I have few more years of cricket left in me, and I will do all it takes to get back into the side and win games for India.
He also heaped praise on India’s Test captain Virat Kohli after they ended 2016 unbeaten in the longest format of the game and as the No.1 ranked team in the world but was also quick to point out the impact of Rahul Dravid.
Having won the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World T20 and the ICC Champions Trophy, Yuvraj Singh has certainly won everything that international cricket has to offer and been a part of all three title-winning sides but he still believes that he has something to offer to India.
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“It’s amazing to see the way the Indian team has played this season,” he said. “On good wickets they have fought well to win those Test matches comprehensively. A lot of credit goes to Virat Kohli who has led from the front.
“A lot of credit also goes to the systems and the processes which are in place. Look at the way the entire India-A plan has worked in the last few years under Rahul Dravid. There is a huge pool of talent and a very healthy competition for places.”
One of the cleanest strikers of the ball, as England fast bowler Stuart Broad found out when he was bludgeoned for six sixes in an over during the 2007 World Twenty20, Yuvraj cut a sorry figure at the crease during his 21-ball 11 against Sri Lanka in the 2014 World T20 final.
Many blamed that knock for sapping India’s momentum and wrote off Yuvraj’s international ambitions in the wake of the defeat.
But he again went back to the domestic circuit and scored enough to earn a spot in the squad for the recent World T20.
He injured his ankle in India’s final Super 10 match against Australia and was ruled out of the semi-final against West Indies, which India lost.
“It was pretty disappointing,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of sportwear brand Puma’s launch of a new collection of shoes.
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