While the cricketing fraternity flooded the social media with good wishes for Yuvraj Singh after he announced retirement from international cricket on Monday. However, the Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma has said that the southpaw deserved to get a better farewell from the game after a stellar career for India. Rohit posted a cryptic tweet saying Yuvraj “deserved a better send off.”
At the press conference while announcing his retirement earlier in the day, Yuvraj had expressed his disappointment from the way the final phase of his career was handled, saying that once he passed the mandatory Yo-Yo test in December 2017, his non-selection into Indian set-up was a decision for others to explain.
Sharma tweeted, “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off.”
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 10, 2019
Yuvraj was quick to reply to Rohit’s comment, saying the Indian opener knew how he “felt inside.” Yuvraj too replied saying “You know how I feel inside ! Love u brothaman you go be a legend.”
You know how I feel inside ! Love u brothaman you go be a legend ❤️
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
At the press conference to announce the end of his 19-year old international career, Yuvraj said he was offered a farewell game if he failed the Yo-Yo test in December 2017. He did manage to pass the test but was never called back into the team.
The veteran all-rounder explained, “I didn’t tell anyone in BCCI that I want a farewell game. If I had the potential, I would have left from the ground. I didn’t need a match. I was told that if I failed a Yo-Yo test then I can play a retirement match. I told them I don’t need the game, if I don’t pass the Yo-Yo test, I’ll go home quietly. I passed the Yo-Yo Test and rest is not my call.”
Yuvraj further barred from commentating on the Yo-Yo test issue any further as the Indian team is in the midst of a World Cup and he doesn’t want any controversy but added that he will speak up when the time is right.