All-rounder Yuvraj Singh who made his debut in 2000 was an important part of the World Cup winning Indian team of 2011. He was awarded Player-of-the-Series for not only scoring 362 runs at an average of 90.50 but also taking 15 wickets to his name.
However, Yuvraj, who hit six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad during the T20 World Cup 2007, is likely to bring curtains on his international career as he has called for a media interaction in a posh South Mumbai hotel on Monday (June 10).
A senior BCCI official informed PTI that 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,” the official said.
The southpaw last played a Test in 2012 and ODI and T20 in 2017. He was almost unsold in the IPL 2019 auction before the Mumbai based franchise picked him for the base price. The 37-year-old did not have a good outing in the IPL 2019 in the 4 matches he played and ended up warming the bench for the rest of the tournament.
These things lead to Yuvi giving a serious thought to pursuing freelance career in foreign ICC approved T20 leagues. Though it is not officially confirmed yet whether the left-hander from Chandigarh will announce his retirement or not, but if he calls it quit, it should not surprise anybody.
(With PTI inputs)