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 and is committed to helping Punjab win a title.
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.
Committed to helping Punjab win a title – Yuvraj Singh
While the domestic season continues to remain in jeopardy, BCCI might host the Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy later this year. If the apex body approves his request, we might again see Yuvraj Singh smashing the bowlers out of the park.
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.
“I and Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh) made every effort to help Punjab win a title. It was hard work for both of us but things did not work. I was also not motivated to continue playing and that prompted me to retire. Now I think one can make an earnest effort to help Punjab win the T20 title. The team has some awesome talent and I am looking forward to contributing,” Yuvraj said to Sportstar.
“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,” he added.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, reports surfaced that Yuvraj Singh might feature in the upcoming Big Bash League. Yuvraj Singh said that he can skip overseas league if BCCI grants permission to play in domestic cricket.
“I will obviously have to concentrate on Punjab. in any case, I can’t play the foreign leagues according to BCCI rules and I don’t mind it. My priority is to help Punjab,” said Yuvraj.