Yuvraj Singh had pleasantly surprised the cricket fraternity when he had expressed his wish of coming out of his retirement to play domestic cricket for Punjab. The previous year on June 10, the swashbuckling all-rounder had announced his retirement from all the formats of the game including domestic cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) after having almost 20 years of experience in international cricket.
Last month, Puneet Bali, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) secretary had urged Yuvraj Singh to come out of retirement and play for the state in the upcoming domestic season. Giving thought to Bali’s words, the all-rounder decided to adhere to PCA’s request and help the budding cricketers of his hom
Could no longer be able to participate in the overseas leagues. He had participated in the Global T20 Canada league and Abu Dhabi T10 league last year.
“I was done with domestic cricket, though I did want to continue to play in other domestic franchise-based leagues worldwide if I got permission from the BCCI. But I also couldn’t ignore Mr Bali’s request. I gave it a lot of thought, for nearly three or four weeks, and it was almost as if I didn’t even have to make a conscious decision in the end. As things stand now, I will be playing only T20s if I get the nod. But who knows, let’s see,” Yuvraj Singh had told Cricbuzz.
Gautam Gambhir reacts on Yuvraj Singh decision
On Friday, former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir opined on Yuvraj Singh decision of coming out of retirement saying that this is his personal decision and there’s no harm if he wants to play for Punjab. Gautam Gambhir further stated that he along with all the other cricket fans would love to see Yuvraj Singh play again.
The two share a good bond and have played togethe r for the Indian cricket team for many years. Both Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh hare hailed as the heroes of India’s victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.