Yuvraj ignored for World cup 2015, is this the end of the road

Yuvraj ignored for World cup 2015, is this the end of the road?

Yuvraj ignored for World cup 2015, is this the end of  the road?: Yuvraj Singh the hero, the king of sixers, Yuvi Strong are all synonyms to this man in Indian cricket who played a major role for India to win the ICC cricket world cup 2011 and in the end was declared the Man Of the Tournament for his overwhelming performance both with the bat and the ball. It was him who gave the skipper Dhoni to maneuver  around with other bowlers and whenever he was handed over the ball responded with a wicket or two.

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Yuvraj Singh even with strong Ranji performance has failed to make it to the World cup 2015 team.(Photo Source: ICC)

Yuvraj who fought cancer during and post the victorious world cup in 2011, made a successful comeback to the team, but was soon dropped due to lack of fitness and form and since then has not been able to make it back into the Indian cricket team.

Yuvraj last appeared for India in the ICC World T20 finals against Sri Lanka where poor batting form costed India crucial moments in the finals. But, since then he has tried his best to get fit and at the moment does look fit. He had a good opportunity in the Ranji season to showcase his form and he did that as well with 520 runs in the 3 matches that he has played for Punjab averaging well over 100.

News of Ravindra Jadeja who is currently unfit not making it in time for the world cup did rounds the last week thus prompting Yuvraj’s name back in the fray. Otherwise Yuvi has completely been off the radar of the BCCI and it was no surprise when he was dropped from the list of players contracted by the Indian cricket board annually.

Thus, it was a remote chance of him getting selected in the 15 despite of his mention not being there in the squad of 30. As a provision of the ICC allows such inclusion the probability was towards unachievable and so did happen. The selectors overlooked Yuvraj Singh for the 15 members squad for ICC cricket world cup 2015 and thus ending speculations.

Young left arm spinner and all-rounder Axar Patel has been picked along with Jadeja. Jadeja was a part of the 2011 team as well which makes Axar the guy to replace Yuvi. Axar shot to fame from illustrious performance for the KXIP and continued to impress in the ODI’s against Sri Lanka where he emerged as the leading wicket taker. A cool head with the bat gave him the all-rounders tag and in the last 6 months has done enough to make it to the World Cup 2015 squad. His age is the biggest asset as someone who is only 20 years will be in a much better position to perform than the 33 years old Yuvraj.

Though Yuvi himself had said earlier that it would not be the end of his world if not selected in the world cup team but, it will be really tough for someone who guided the team to victory in the previous championship to not find himself a part of the current lot.

But he has time and again shown the fighter that he is, if he can beat a life threatening cancer he can as well live with this adverse call. His priorities now should be to play Ranji cricket to full potential and make every attempt to prove that though not considered he continues to have the worth of being a part of the Indian cricket team again.

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