With the National selection committee naming Yuvraj Singh for the T20 leg of the tour of Australia, all eyes have shifted on the 34-year-old left handed batsman who had played a key role in winning the ICC World T20 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011. The all-rounder had last played a T20 match against Srilanka in the World T20 final, where he had managed to score only 11 runs off 21 balls, drawing widespread anguish from the Indian fans.
Nearly One-and-a half years after the incident, Yuvraj Singh admitted that it always remained at the back of his mind. “It was not expected from me in 2014. I did not have a good run in the final and the pain of it always remain at the back of my mind. But now i had worked hard on my batting, fielding and fitness and i believe that i can produce a positive result in the coming season”, Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj said that his only goal as of now is to get selected for the World T20, to be hosted by India next year. “I have only one goal in my mind and that is to get selected for World T20 and thereafter produce a fine performance. We have enjoyed every bit of it when we won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and look forward to do the same now”.
Speaking over the period he remained off the team, the Veteran South Paw said “Well, it happens for all of us. Especially if you had a long-career of about 12-13 years it is not possible to maintain the same level of cricket. Sometimes we do get excluded from the playing IX. Yes, it will be hard during that period as no one knows what happens next and how long should we play the domestic cricket. But, ultimately the only way forward is to play sensible domestic cricket and impress the selectors”.