‘No comments’ – Yuvraj Singh takes a dig at the national selectors for side-lining him in the final stages of his career

‘No comments’ – Yuvraj Singh takes a dig at the national selectors for side-lining him in the final stages of his career

Yuvraj couldn't make his national comeback after the tour of West Indies in 2017.

Yuvraj Singh World T20 2014
Yuvraj Singh World T20 2014. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer, was once an indispensable member of the national team. Having smashed Stuart Broad in Durban followed by bagging the Player of the Tournament award in the 2011 World Cup at home, the left-hander was a sure-shot in Team India’s scheme of things, especially in the ODI and T20I format. However, even he had his travails during his career.

He battled cancer and made his comeback. However, after the mid of 2017, he lost his place from the Indian team once and for all. It was last year that he decided to call it quits from international cricket and plied his trade across a number of foreign leagues. He played for the Toronto Nationals in the 2019 Global T20 Canada followed by the Abu Dhabi T10 League, representing Maratha Arabians.

In 2017, during the Champions Trophy in England, Yuvraj became the then fifth Indian cricketer to play 300 ODIs. Back then, only Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid had achieved the feat. The 38-year-old Yuvraj joined the elite list during the match against Mashrafe Mortaza’s Bangladesh at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

He made his debut in the ICC Knockout trophy in Kenya in 2000 and turned up with a masterful knock against Australia. Going down the memory lane, he also thanked Sourav Ganguly, under whom he made his international debut. He didn’t forget to thank the selectors either. He took to Twitter and wrote, “I think we should all thank @SGanguly99 and the first batch of my selectors for giving me this opportunity!.”

Here is Yuvraj Singh’s tweet

In the meantime, Harbhajan Singh, who has played quite a bit of cricket alongside Yuvraj, asked if the second batch of selectors deserved the same credit. He wrote, “Anything for the last batch??”

Here’s Harbhajan’s reply

However, this time around, Yuvraj preferred, not putting through any opinions. He replied and wrote, ‘Lol no comments (a face-masked emoji).”

Here’s Yuvraj’s reply

Both Harbhajan and Yuvraj strained to keep their spots in the national team after they entered their 30s. After the emergence of Ravi Ashwin, Harbhajan went out of the radar. He last played for India in the 2016 Asia Cup match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).