Yuvraj Singh retirement: India’s batting sensation contemplates on retirement from International cricket and pursue a freelance career
One of India’s all-time greatest left-handed batsman, Yuvraj Singh has had a tough couple of years or so. The Southpaw last played his International match almost two years ago, against West Indies on June 30, 2017.
Since then he has been out of contention primarily due to lack of fitness and a string of low scores with the bat.
He was included in the Mumbai Indians squad, for this year’s IPL, but was dropped from the side after featuring in only 4 league matches.
Now, what might come in as a shocker for all his fans across the globe, is that the left-hander from Punjab has made peace with the fact that it is done and dusted for him, as far as his chances for playing in Indian colours is concerned.
What has Yuvraj decided?
As per a report from the Times of India, Yuvraj has perhaps made a firm decision with regard to his retirement plans, and has made up his mind to pursue a freelance career in ICC approved foreign T20 leagues.
OH NO 😞 Hope Its Wrong.
Yuvraj Singh Set To Retire To Become T20 Freelancer: Report
Acc to Report, Yuvraj, one of India’s greatest cricketer is considering retirement, @YUVSTRONG12 is Seeking BCCI ‘s Approval to compete in private T20 leagues.
End of an era. #YuvrajSingh pic.twitter.com/WzQ5ABaY8J
— CrickeTendulkar 🇮🇳 (@CrickeTendulkar) May 19, 2019
He would make the final decision only if he gets permission from BCCI.
“Yuvraj is thinking of calling it quits from international and first-class cricket. He would like to speak to the BCCI and get more clarity on plying his trade in tournaments like GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holland as he has offers”, a BCCI source privy to the development, told PTI on Sunday.
A couple of days ago, even India’s all-rounder, Irfan Pathan had put his name forward for the Carribean premier League (CPL) but was told to withdraw his name from the draft for the same as he did not seek BCCI’s permission, being an active first-class player.
“Irfan was told to withdraw his name from the draft. As far as Yuvraj is concerned, we need to check the rules. Even if he retires from first-class cricket, he will still be an active T20 player registered under BCCI. The rule needs to be checked”, a senior BCCI functionary said.