The illustrative career of Yuvraj Singh has made him one of the limited-overs giants of the game. But Yuvraj Singh still has on regret. He is happy to have touched many milestones in his career but looking back he misses getting more opportunities in Test cricket, as revealed by him on Times Now.
Yuvraj Singh on his career and battling cancer
The all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been an asset for the Indian national cricket team for every captain he has played under. This was the reason why even after scrapping a bunch of senior players for 2011 World Cup, Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose to rely on Yuvraj Singh. And what happened after that is known to all. Yuvraj Singh helped India register history after 28 long years. He was one of the major reasons behind India’s triumph in 2011 World Cup. Later it was learned that Singh had been battling with cancer during the tournament.
Speaking about the same, Yuvraj Singh told Times Now, “Experiences, good or bad, are a part of your learning and growth and I cherish them. Right from my early days to the 2011 World Cup to battling cancer and being back on the field, my career and personal life have seen several milestones and these experiences have made me the person I am today.” He added, “I am extremely grateful to my family, friends, colleagues and fans who have supported and motivated me every step of the way.”
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That one regret
The left-hander was asked if he would like to change anything looking back in his career. He was asked if he has any regrets from his memorable career playing for India. Yuvraj Singh told, “When I look back I feel that I would have wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket. In those days, it was difficult to get a spot amidst star players like Sachin, Rahul, Virendra, VVS Laxman, Sourav – who started opening.”
He admitted that amid such a fine line-up, it was tough to get chance as a middle-over batter during his times. He also explained that unlike this generation, they used to get very less opportunities. Although he came after the retirement of Sourav Ganguly, his health was not supportive then.
“Landing a spot in the middle-order was difficult. Moreover, compared to today’s generation who get to play ten-plus Test matches, we used to get one or two opportunities. My opportunity came when Sourav retired, but unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer and my life took a different turn.”