Gone are the days when we used to witness one heck of a perfect blast from Yuvraj Singh’s Midas touch with the bat. When he comes in to bat, there is an upheaval in the faces of opposition bowlers. Smashing sixes with brute force is directly proportional to the entertainment quotient and Yuvraj Singh has always lived up to that potential.
Ever since the chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, was recruited, fitness parameters came into play which in turn made life difficult for Yuvraj Singh. He has failed the ‘Yo-Yo test’ and is currently sweating it out at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to pass the test and to make a comeback anytime soon.
Yuvraj Singh was last seen flexing his muscles for India against Windies in the Caribbean islands. If sources are to be believed, Yuvraj Singh was offered a farewell game by the Board of Control for Cricket in India but the World Cup champion snubbed it.
It’s just the feeling for him that he might make a classic rebound into the team. Let’s take a look at the insights why Yuvraj Singh rebuffed the offer.
#1. Never Give Up Attitude to make a comeback:
Time and again we have seen Yuvraj Singh rising from the ashes. The route map to Yuvraj Singh’s comeback is not that easy as it looks. There is no other cricketer who is as good as Yuvraj Singh in case of making a comeback. When life gave him problems to compress him, he produced a ‘spring back effect’ to raise his standards.
He is a testimony to the fact of being a born fighter by trait. His lofty standards of punching and counterpunching techniques with the bat and golden arm with the ball in crunch situations of the game to win World Cup 2011 was the highlight of his career.
What really adds flesh to his strength is that despite getting diagnosed with cancer, he fought the problems that came on his way and made the entire nation proud. So, Yuvraj Singh has a fair amount of chance to make himself available for selection soon.
Still has a lot to offer at this age:
With loads of juice left in himself, Yuvraj Singh has a lot of cricket left in him to deliver as the complete batsman. There is hardly any cricketer who has retired at the age of 35. Time and again, cricketers proved that age is just a number in cricket like Ashish Nehra who made a comeback at the age of 37.
It’s about the willpower, passion, grit and determination that keeps the ones alive. Yuvraj Singh has all the ingredients to cope with the pressure and still has a lot to offer in the times to come. He is looking forward to clearing the fitness Test and don the Indian jersey again.
India needs a dependent utility stock batsman at No.4
Just like the rotation, the players keep changing in the No.4 position. The intention is to cover all the bases before heading into the next major tournament. Team India need a consistent performer and the most experienced campaigner. In this case, Yuvraj Singh clearly wins the race.
Though there have been options like Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey, they haven’t made a real case of themselves as viable run-scorers on a consistent basis. Hardik Pandya has been given a lot of chances in that position only to struggle in that spot.
Yuvraj Singh made a staggering 150 when he took the all-round England attack to cleaners. India needs someone who can hunker in there to put a big partnership in the middle to put the team on the front foot. Yuvraj Singh is the clear-cut batsman in this spot.