The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly turned down legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh’s request to come out of retirement and represent Punjab in the upcoming domestic season. Incidentally, the left-handed batsman had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2019. Earlier this year, he was requested by Punjab Cricket Association to come out of his retirement to guide the youngsters in the Punjab state team. Yuvraj Singh obliged to it and decided to make a comeback to competitive cricket.
However, as per a report in TOI, his request, later on, was turned down by the BCCI, for unknown reasons, and he would not be making a comeback. Meanwhile, Yograj Singh, Yuvraj’s father has reacted to his son being denied a chance to make a comeback to domestic cricket. He felt that BCCI should consider giving former cricketers a chance to make a comeback and contribute to the game.
Yuvraj Singh’s Father Yograj Singh Reacts To BCCI’s Verdict
“I am not sure of the exact reason (for BCCI denying NOC to Yuvraj), as I’m yet to speak with Yuvi on the same. But it’s entirely the choice of the BCCI” said Yograj Singh.
“However, I feel that ample time should be given to retired players to make a comeback and play with the young boys, who have a lot to learn from them,” Yograj said while speaking to Asianet Newsable.
Yuvraj Singh Wants To Give Back to Indian Cricket: Yograj Singh
Yograj Singh further said that his son Yuvraj Singh is still practicing and is ready to give it his best. he further said that it is important for former cricketers to give back to the national team and Yuvraj is trying for the same.
He continues to practice even today. I think it’s all about how you feel. I believe it is very important to give back. If you are doing so, I think that is the greatest thing you are doing rather than playing cricket,” Yograj concluded saying.