Yuvraj came into the Indian team very early. He was probably in his late teens when he was heavily backed by the then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who saw potential in him to become big even when he was out of form. The 37-Year-old is one of India’s greatest limited overs cricketers. He has played a crucial role in the 2011 World Cup and 2007 World T20.
Being one of the all-time ODI legends, Yuvi is seriously considering retirement from International Cricket in a bid to make himself available for the franchise-based leagues across the globe.
The veteran is seriously considering retirement
Yuvraj Singh played for Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL but didn’t get many chances which might have prompted him to seriously think about future plans. He feels that with Zaheer and Sehwag playing in the T-10 league, he can do the same with the league coming up in Holland and one in Canada.
The legendary left-hander would make a final decision only if he gets permission from the BCCI. It has been learned that Yuvraj has come to terms with the fact that he is unlikely to play for India anymore.
However, the BCCI official told that,
“The T10 might have been approved by the ICC but it’s still not an acknowledged format. But yes, going forward, as and when the players association takes shape, the case for retired players may come up for consideration.”
Drafting for Global tournaments
Recently, Irfan Pathan also registered his name in the draft for the West Indies Caribbean Premier League. He is an active first-class player, who didn’t seek permission from the BCCI. However, he has been asked to withdraw his name from the CPL draft.
As far as Yuvraj is concerned, we need to check the official BCCI rules. Even if he retires from first-class cricket, he will still be an active T20 player registered under BCCI. He also agreed that in principle, retired international players should be allowed to take part in Big Bash, CPL or BPL, if they get offers.