Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh didn’t get the opportunity to retire from the game with a big farewell coordinate and doesn’t have any second thoughts about it either however he urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to respect players who have given their everything for the national group.
Yuvraj resigned from international cricket on June 10, 2019, in the wake of serving Indian cricket for 17 long years.
India’s Best All-rounder Fails To Receive a Goodbye:
Viewed as one of the best at any point restricted overs batsman, and absolutely the best No.4 for India in ODI cricket, Yuvraj at long last chose to leave the game in the wake of being kept separate from the national group for almost two years.
Be that as it may, in spite of his important commitments to Indian cricket, Yuvi needed to throw in the towel with no show or a goodbye game.
Discussing his retirement, Yuvraj said he doesn’t lament not getting a major send-off, much the same as a portion of his colleagues, yet feels that players who have served the national group for quite a while ought to be given a type of acknowledgment when they choose to resign.
“I don’t think I’m a legend. I’ve played the game with integrity but I didn’t play much Test cricket. Legendary players are those who have good Test records. For giving somebody a farewell, that’s not for me to decide, that’s for BCCI to decide.
“I just felt that the way they managed me towards the end of my career was very unprofessional. But looking back at a couple of great players like Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, also very badly mismanaged. So it is part of Indian cricket, I had seen it in the past and I was not really surprised,” Yuvraj told sportskeeda.
“But in the future, anybody who has played for India for a long time and has been through tough situations, you should definitely honour him.
“Give him that respect, somebody like Gautam Gambhir, who has won two World Cups for us. Sehwag, who has been the biggest match-winner after Sunil Gavaskar in Tests. VVS, Zaheer, also,” said Yuvraj.
Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. He scored 8,701 runs at an average of 36.55 in ODIs with 14 hundreds and 52 fifties, and took 111 wickets at 38.68 apiece.
In 2007, Yuvraj showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever World T20. Yuvraj was player of the tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup and played a key role in the World Twenty20 triumph in 2007.