It seems as if the world has come to an end as one of the greatest servants of Indian cricket, Yuvraj Singh, announced his retirement on 10 June 2019. In a media interaction, he spoke about the same bringing curtains to what was a wonderful career. The southpaw, as he announced his retirement from international cricket and the IPL, said that he had lots to talk about the yo-yo test. This fitness test, which was made a criterion for selection into the Indian team under Virat Kohli, raised a lot of controversies.
Yuvraj Singh made a comeback into the ODI team in early 2017 and made an impact straight away. He registered his career-best score of 150 in a game against England. The 37-year-old was also a part of the Champions Trophy 2017 squad which made it into the final. He later played in the series against Windies which was his last outing in the India colors.
I am sure my time will come
Yuvraj Singh, during the media interaction, spoke about the yo-yo test which turned out to be a huge setback in his international career. However, he denied speaking much about the test at this point in time. But, he made it clear that he has got a lot to talk about the same, which of course, he’d do at a later stage. Yuvi said that he didn’t want to reveal anything as he didn’t want any controversies around the players playing the World Cup.
“I am sure my time will come to speak and I don’t want to be in that space where I have retired at the World Cup time… I have retired because I want to move on with my life and I am sure my time will come to talk about these things,” Yuvraj said as quoted by India Today.
He also revealed that he was offered a farewell match if he couldn’t manage to pass the test. Though, being the fighter that he is, Yuvraj Singh rejected the offer. “I was told… If you cannot pass the Yo-Yo test, then you could play a retirement match. I said I do not want a retirement match and if I do not pass the Yo-Yo test, I would go home. I passed the Yo-Yo test and the rest is not my call,” the 37-year-old added.