India’s excluded all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was recently spotted at the house of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The sight of the southpaw entering ‘Mannat’ may put the fans is splits as to why Yuvraj met King Khan.
Shah Rukh has a heavy influence in Indian cricket as he owns the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He can be seen supporting his players on numerous occasions at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, the home of KKR.
Yuvraj Singh has never played for KKR but he has switched several franchises in the league over the course of 10 years. He first played for Kings XI Punjab, then moved to Pune Warriors India and then went on to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils as well. He is currently a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad.
There is no certainty over the format of the next year’s IPL auction. There are speculations that it could be an open one or the franchises would be asked to retain certain players. Given Yuvraj didn’t contribute a lot for SRH last year, he could well be left out of the squad.
So does the meeting of Yuvraj and Shah Rukh indicate certain possibilities of the left-hander playing for KKR next year? It’s a mystery that would be solved with time.
Yuvraj failed the ‘Yo-Yo’ Test
A few days back, Yuvraj was excluded from the ODI side that is touring Sri Lanka. The reason for his ousting was attributed to his failing the ‘Yo-Yo’ fitness test. He along with Suresh Raina couldn’t achieve the required score in the test and hence, were not considered for selection.
There is an increased demand for the players’ fitness in the Indian camp. The skipper Virat Kohli leads with an example when it comes to fitness. Yuvraj will have his work cut out to achieve the required fitness to make it back to the national side.