Yuvraj Singh, one of the best middle-order players of India has announced his retirement on June 10. He is one of the best T20 players as well. India had chased down a target more than 200 twice and he was the man behind those games who was later named the Man of the Match. Because of his big-hitting ability, he always got high stakes in IPL cricket. He has fetched more price than any other player in the auction in the IPL.
In 2015, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a record INR 16 crores. However, the thing suddenly changed and because of his out-of-form, in the last IPL season, Mumbai Indians bought him at his base price of INR 1 crore. While addressing the media and talking about his retirement, he said that he wouldn’t be available for anymore IPL. 2019 was his last IPL season. Yuvraj Singh further said that he has retired from both the BCCI as well as International Cricket. But he shared that he will be available for playing T20 leagues outside India.
“I am not available for IPL. I have retired from BCCI and international cricket and I am looking forward to play outside India (in T20 leagues).”
Yuvraj only played in four games where he scored 98 runs in the 2019 IPL.
“I was confused with my career and how I would end it. I would have been satisfied if I could have played more games in IPL 2019, would have been happy to leave the sport with that. But you don’t get everything in life. I had decided last year that this IPL would be my last and I’ll give it my best shot,” Yuvraj Singh said as quoted by The New Indian Express.
“I want to play T20 cricket. At this age, I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It’s been too stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL. Now I would like to enjoy myself. With BCCI’s permission, I would like to go and play. Just have fun for this year and maybe next year, whatever is left in me. It’s been a very long and hard journey and I think I deserve that,” he further added.