Loving this phase of my career: Yuvraj Singh on life after retirement
Yuvraj will go down in history as one of the biggest match-winners for India in the limited-overs format.
Updated - Nov 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Yuvraj Singh brought down curtains on his glorious career in June this year. The decision came after he lost all hopes of making a final comeback to the Indian team. The legendary batsman last played for India in 2017 and waited for nearly two years to get a recall. However, India had moved on and the World Cup-winner had to silently walk away from international cricket.
But the unceremonious retirement has not stopped Yuvraj from enjoying his retired. The southpaw has said that he is enjoying his life post-retirement. Yuvraj said he is loving the ongoing phase of his life where he plays just two-three tournaments in a year. He also made it clear that his current age does not make it easy for him to play throughout the year.
“I am loving this phase of my career. I really enjoyed playing in Canada. Unfortunately, I could not go to CPL because of its schedule. But playing two or three formats a year is actually great for me. I have my retired life. I get to work on things which I want to after my retirement. When I miss cricket, I have these two or three tournaments to play,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by Times Now.
“I am at that age where I don’t wish to be really playing throughout the year. I want to spend time with my family, enjoy my life because it’s been a roller coaster ride for 17 years. So, I want to be as relaxed as possible,” he added.
Yuvraj will go down in history as one of the biggest match-winners for India in the limited-overs format. He will be always remembered for his heroics in the 2011 World Cup as well as the 2007 T20 World Cup. In the 2011 World Cup, he had scored 362 runs, scalped 15 wickets and was adjudged the Player of the tournament as India won the title after 28 years.
A debut to forget for Yuvraj Singh
The stylish left-hander had a debut to forget in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10. Playing for Maratha Arabians in the inaugural match of the third edition of the tournament, he came out to bat at number four and did not last long. Yuvraj faced only six balls and scored as many runs before departing.
Speaking about the debut, he said, “Actually, it went really fast. I just felt that there’s no time to think whether to block or go for the big hits. But I guess that’s the nature of T10.”
His side went on to lose the game to Northern Warriors as the latter chased down the target of 89 with the utmost ease. Hard-hitting West Indies allrounder Andre Russell stole the show by blasting 58 runs off just 24 balls and led the Warriors to a comprehensive eight-wicket win.