Playing in foreign leagues is still a far-fetched dream for Indian cricketers. Only a handful of them has plied their trades in overseas tournaments including Yuvraj Singh after their retirement. Recently, reports have suggested that Yuvraj might play in the Big Bash League (BBL). His manager has now finally confirmed whether the cricketer is looking to feature in the Australian league.
Meanwhile, one of the best all-rounder to come out of the country, Yuvraj announced his retirement last year. He won the Indian Premier League title with Mumbai Indians and decided to hang his boots. Since then, the veteran has featured in Global T20 Canada and Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Yuvraj Singh to play in BBL
Earlier, reports had stated the Yuvraj Singh was keen to enter the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft. However, he decided otherwise due to the outbreak of COVID-19. And now, it is understood that he is looking forward to playing in the BBL. The 38-year-old also fulfils all the criteria for entering the BBL draft.
“We’re working with CA to try to find him a home,” Jason Warne, Yuvraj’s manager, told The Age. The report adds that the news of Yuvraj interested in BBL has received a modest response.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh will be the first Indian cricketer to play in BBL if he manages so. Back in 2014, Sachin Tendulkar missed from being the first-ever Indian player. Many clubs showed interest in signing the Master Blaster; however, things didn’t materialise. Incidentally, Tendulkar had retired from international cricket in 2013.
Yuvraj last featured in international cricket in 2017 and after playing two year’s of IPL cricket decided to retire. His performance graph was going down and only played a couple of games for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019. It will be interesting to see if the Australian clubs show interest in the World Cup-winning all-rounder.