At a time when Team India is in danger of missing the semi-finals in the T20 World Cup, former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has decided to come out of retirement and take to the field in February next year.
“God decides your destiny !! On public demand, I’II be back on the pitch hopefully in February! Ain’t nothing like this feeling! Thank you for your love and wishes to mean a lot to me! Keep supporting India, it’s our team and a true fan will show his or her support in tough times,” Yuvraj wrote on Instagram.
In 2011, Yuvraj Singh won the Man of the Tournament for his all-around performance. Yuvraj scored 362 runs at an average of 90.50 and claimed 15 wickets too. Yuvraj played the best cricket of his life in the 2011 World Cup but he was diagnosed with cancer a few days after the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup.
After retiring from international cricket, the southpaw played in franchise cricket around the globe. The cancer survivor has represented Toronto Nationals in the GT20 League and has played for the Maratha Arabians in Abu Dhabi T10.India, which lost both Super 12 matches, is in danger of missing the semi-finals. Men in blue will face Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia in their remaining games.
“I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball,” said Kohli after losing to New Zealand “We didn’t have much to defend but we weren’t brave when we walked out to field. When you play for the Indian cricket team you have a lot of expectations — not just from fans, but players as well,” he added.
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah admitted that Team India is struggling from ‘bubble fatigue’ and the players are feeling the effects of being on the road for six months, “Absolutely, sometimes you need a break. You miss your family. You’ve been on the road for six months,” he said.
“So all of that sometimes play on the back of your mind. But when you’re on the field, you don’t think of all those things […] obviously staying in a bubble and staying away from your family for such a long period of time does play a role. The BCCI also tried their best to make us feel comfortable […] It’s a difficult time. There’s a pandemic going on, so we try to adapt but sometimes bubble fatigue, mental fatigue also creeps in,” he said.