Yuvraj Singh played his last ODI in June 2017. He is confident about the upcoming IPL season and said he will do his best in the T20 series to cement his place in the team for the World cup 2019.
Yuvraj-SinghSpeaking to the media, this player said “I am looking forward to a good IPL. It’s a very important tournament for me as it will only set me to play cricket until 2019. I am looking to play cricket till 2019, whatever cricket I get to play and take a call after that.”
This star player was diagnosed with rare germ cell cancer and because of that, he was away from the international cricket for a long time. He regrets not attaining a stable place in the test cricket team. He was one of the pillars of the team that lifted the 2011 world cup. He spoke to the press at the 18th Laureus Sports Awards event, Monaco.
He was the Laureus ambassador from India. Yuvraj is going to represent his home team in the IPL, Kings XI Punjab in 2018 after 8 years.
Speaking about the team composition and a few things about his test career and all, Yuvraj said “Definitely, in the first 6-7 years of my career when I was at my best I did not get a lot of opportunities because there were such great players in the (Test) team and when I got an opportunity I was diagnosed with cancer. So that regret will always be there but these things are never in my control. I am just looking forward to whatever cricket I get to play,”
He praised Kohli and his men for their performance in the limited overs cricket and wished them the best for their upcoming series against England and Australia. He said that the team needs consistency to make their way to victory.
“It’s a good start to believe that you can dominate outside. If you can consistently do that in England and Australia you definitely will have the belief,” he said.
“Now the team is set to conquer the world. England and Australia will be testing series but if we can get some consistent performances it will give a lot of self-belief to the players,” this 36-year old all-rounder added.
Yuvraj is one of the most experienced cricketers playing in the current IPL season. He shared a few words of advice for the budding cricketers. Speaking about the huge amounts of remunerations the under-19 cricketers got in IPL auction, he said: “The more they get better the more money they will earn. So they don t have to worry about money. They have to focus on how quickly they can do better and play for India,” he said when asked about the Indian Under-19 cricketers.
“I think Prithvi, Shubman, Abhishek Sharma are great talents and hopefully in the next coming years, we will see them play for India. I am sure the IPL will give them a great platform to learn from other international players and feel the hype of international cricket. So it’s very important tournament for them and they should enjoy it.”