Yuvraj Singh Enjoying Retired Life After 17 Years of International Cricket
By Shruti - Nov 17, 2019 1:22 pm
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Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year, has said that he is currently enjoying his life post-retirement. After announcing his retirement earlier this year, who has played for India in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is, took part in the Global T20 tournament in Canada and is currently plying in the Abu Dhabi T10 league as well.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

“I am loving this phase of my career. I really enjoyed playing in Canada. Unfortunately, I could not go to CPL because of its schedule. But playing two or three formats a year is actually great for me. I have my retired life. I get to work on things which I want to after my retirement. When I miss cricket, I have these two or three tournaments to play,” Yuvraj Singh said.

“I am at that age where I don’t wish to be really playing throughout the year. I want to spend time with my family, enjoy my life because it’s been a roller coaster ride for 17 years. So, I want to be as relaxed as possible,” he added. “Actually, it went really fast. I just felt that there’s no time to think whether to block or go for the big hits. But I guess that’s the nature of T10.”

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While talking about his first experience with the T10 format, he said, “In T20s, for me as a No. 4 batsman I try to take eight to ten balls to get going. But in T10, you don’t have that much liberty. If you play three or four dot balls, you have to take a run or hit a boundary. So, batsman go under pressure very quickly. So, you have to be a little smarter in terms of picking the bowlers you are going to hit. T10 is a very exciting format. But I am not sure that players get that much time to get set and play their innings.”

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

However, he doesn’t see T10 makes the same impact as T20 on world cricket.

“I don’t see the T10 making the same impact as T20 format did on the game. The new 100 ball format will be an exciting one because it’s not T10, it’s not T20, it’s about 100 balls. The Hundred can be close to a revolution like T20,” he pointed.