The former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had played a vital role in India’s World Cup victory in 2007 and 2011 but had to stay away from international cricket for a long period due to cancer.
After many ups and downs in his career, he made a comeback into Indian Team. However, it was the Yo-Yo test that made Yuvraj sit out to clear the test in order to be eligible for selection in the national team.
“I got injured and I was told to prepare for the Sri Lanka series. Then suddenly, the yo-yo test came into the picture. It was a u-turn in my selection. Suddenly I had to go back and prepare for the yo-yo test at the age of 36. Even after I cleared the yo-yo test, I was told to play domestic cricket,” – Yuvraj Singh said.
“They actually thought that I wouldn’t be able to clear the test due to my age. And that it would be easy to decline me afterward…yeah you can say it was an exercise in making excuses,” – Yuvraj added.
Yuvraj started his tournaments with a half-ton against arch-rivals Pakistan in the group stage match but failed to continue in the latter half of the tournaments. His last appearance in the International tournaments was during the Champions Trophy 2017.
Yuvraj was very much disappointed when he was dropped from the team after the Champions Trophy 2017.
“Never thought that I would be dropped after being the man of the match in 2 games out of the 8-9 I played after the Champions Trophy 2017,” – Yuvraj mentioned.
The former India all-rounder was also furious on the way, some players were treated at the end of their careers.
“I think it was unfortunate for a guy who has played 15-17 years of international cricket to not being made to sit down and being talked to. No one told me and no one told Virender Sehwag or Zaheer Khan either,” – Yuvraj added.
“Whichever player it is, the person who is in-charge should sit down and talk with the player that we are looking at the youngsters and we’ve taken this step. This way, you do feel bad at the beginning but at least you give them the credit of being true to your face, which doesn’t happen in Indian cricket. It has been like that forever almost,” – Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj concluded by saying that he left out taking the things personally and made himself to be peace.
“I have seen it happen to big names. Took it personally then but not now as there is a time for everything to move on and I have made my peace with it,” – Yuvraj concluded.