Yuvraj grabbed eyeballs with his explosive knocks and gravity-defying fielding.
The left-hander announced his retirement from professional cricket in 2019.
Yuvraj Singh‘s illustrious career for Team India is laced with too many awe-inspiring knocks. One of the finest match-winners for his team, Yuvraj rarely choked in nerve-racking situations.
A young, lanky all-rounder from Punjab shot to prominence in 2002 when he, along with Mohammad Kaif, snatched an improbable Natwest Trophy victory at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground.
Yuvraj played over 300 ODI matches and scored more than 8000 runs for India. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2019.
Even the greatest of cricketing careers carry a shade of regrets, and Yuvraj’s one is no different.
In his latest interview with Times Now, the Chandigarh-born has revealed that he would have loved to contribute more in Test matches for India.
“Experiences, good or bad, are a part of your learning and growth and I cherish them. Right from my early days to the 2011 World Cup to battling cancer and being back on the field, my career and personal life have seen several milestones and these experiences have made me the person I am today,” Yuvraj said to Times Now.
In those days, with the fab four of the Indian batting – Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman – operating at the peak of their power, it was difficult for a batsman to cement his name in the Test squad.
The former cricketer asserted that he wanted more opportunities in the traditional format of the game.
“When I look back I feel that I would have wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket. In those days, it was difficult to get a spot amidst star players like Sachin, Rahul, Virendra, VVS Laxman, Sourav – who started opening,” he added.
“Nevertheless, I am happy with my journey and extremely proud to have played for my country,” Yuvraj concluded.