After a glorious career spanning over 15 years, Yuvraj Singh put curtains last year after the Indian Premier League (IPL). He announced his retirement from all international and domestic cricket including the IPL. However, one year down the line, Yuvraj Singh has revealed his plans to come out of retirement. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir has reacted on the same saying that people love to see Yuvraj play.
Meanwhile, the prominent all-rounder has already written a letter to the BCCI seeking permission to come back from retirement. Yuvraj Singh would be mentoring and guiding the youngsters in the Punjab side. He also intends to play T20 cricket with the state side in the upcoming tournaments.
Gambhir reacts to Yuvraj coming out of retirement
Reacting to Yuvraj coming out of retirement, Gautam Gambhir welcomed the move. The former India opener said that as long as he is motivated to play cricket, he can come out of retirement.
“If he wants to play for Punjab so why not? You can’t force a cricketer to start or to end and if he wants to come back from retirement and play with motivation, he is most welcome,” he said.
Incidentally, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir both played crucial roles in helping India win the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. Opening up on his desire to play for Punjab, the veteran stated that a cricketer can play T20 cricket until the age of 45.
Yuvraj also said that he wants to return something to his state which has given him so much to cherish.
“You can’t play cricket all your life but T20 is a brand you can play till 45. I will give myself one season and take a call. I will be a coach, mentor and a player. I want to do it for Punjab. It has given me so much,” Yuvraj said to Sportstar.