Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh confirms to make his comeback in domestic games as per PCA request. He has agreed to resume for the State at least in the T20 format.
PCA Request Yuvraj Singh To Make a Comeback
The 39-year-old swashbuckling all-rounder announced his retirement in June 2019 from all forms of cricket. And last month, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) secretary Puneet Bali approached him to come out of the retirement and mentor youngsters of Punjab, the home state of the cricketer, and the left-hander had started practice as well.
Yuvraj Singh Accepts PCA Request
Regarding this the world cup winning all-rounder expells as “Initially, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to take up the offer,” Yuvraj was quoted.
“I was done with domestic cricket, though I did want to continue to play in other domestic franchise-based leagues worldwide if I got permission from the BCCI.
“But I also couldn’t ignore Mr. Bali’s request. I gave it a lot of thought, for nearly three or four weeks, and it was almost as if I didn’t even have to make a conscious decision in the end.”
Yuvraj Singh Mentors Young Punjab Cricketers
While working with the young Punjab quartet of Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, and Anmolpreet Singh at the nets in the last few months, Yuvraj rediscovered his love and motivation for the game.
Bali told PTI that the batsman has written to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in this regard.
“I know he has written a letter to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wanting to come out of retirement,” he revealed.
“We want him in the team and the way he mentored four young boys Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabh Simran Singh, and Anmolpreet Singh was exceptional. I told him that please give at least one more year of your life to Punjab cricket,” he said.
Yuvraj Family Feels Honoured
Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam Singh, a constant pillar of support in his life, said he still retains the passion for the game.
“He is coming back (from Dubai) in a couple of day time and then we are going to have a long chat around all of this. Whatever you are hearing must be true,” Shabnam told PTI.
When contacted by PTI, his father Yograj Singh said, “He retired after 20 years of competitive cricket last year and it was his personal decision which I didn’t interfere. But even then I felt that he shouldn’t have retired.”
“He is a giver. In these times, in the scorching heat, he trained Shubman, Prabh, and Abhishek for five hours each day.
“The way he hit sixes at the new PCA stadium in Mullanpur, everyone wanted him to come back. If he plays at least three years for Punjab, he will give back at two 2 world-class players to Indian cricket. So he must play.”