Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who had announced his retirement in June 2019, may once again return to the field as a player. Yuvraj Singh may come out of retirement and play domestic cricket for Punjab.
The left-handed batsman was motivated to make a return after mentoring Punjab players for domestic tournaments. Notably, the domestic season is likely to start from October after a long gap because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yuvraj writes to PCA, BCCI
Yuvraj has already written to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) in this regard. He has said that he is eager to come out of retirement and help Punjab in winning T20s.
So far, the cricketer has expressed interest in playing only T20 cricket for Punjab. His comeback will depend on the nod from PCA.
He has also written to the BCCI in this regard.
PCA secretary asked Yuvraj to return
PCA secretary Puneet Bali had approached Yuvraj with a request to come out of retirement last month. He had requested him to return to the Punjab team as a player-cum-mentor.
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“We requested Yuvraj five, six days ago and we are awaiting his response. It will be really good for Punjab cricket if he can play and mentor them at the same time,” Bali had said in August.
Yuvraj: An all-rounder
Yuvraj was the Player of the Series in the 2011 World Cup. However, a fight with cancer in 2012 halted his career temporarily.
He returned in 2013 and went on to play in the 2016 T20 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy. But, poor form following the 2017 tournament resulted in his ouster from the national squad.
After more than two years since his last game for India, Yuvraj announced retirement from international cricket. The announcement was made during the 2019 World Cup.
In a 17-year-long international career, Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 One-day Internationals and 58 T20Is. Overall, he has played 231 T20s and scored 4857 runs at an average of 25.69.
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