Over a 12 months after retirement, Yuvraj to play for Punjab

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9

Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday confirmed that he might be again to enjoying for Punjab within the upcoming home season.

Yuvraj, who retired from worldwide cricket in June final 12 months, has performed some T20 and T10 cricket since then, however the left-handed batsman now intends to play for Punjab, no less than within the shortest format, at any time when the home season begins.

Over the previous few months, the 38-year-old has been working with children like Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh and Anmolpreet Singh on the PCA Stadium in Mohali on the request of the Punjab Cricket Association.

“I enjoyed spending time with these youngsters and talking to them about various aspects of the game. I realised that they were able to pick up various things that I was telling them,” Yuvraj stated on Wednesday.

“I had to get into the nets to show them a few other elements, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well I was hitting the ball even though I hadn’t held a bat for a really long time.”

Last month, PCA secretary Puneet Bali requested Yuvraj to come back again to play for the state staff and the swashbuckler has determined to honour the request.

“Initially, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to take up the offer,” Yuvraj stated.

“I used to be finished with home cricket, although I did need to proceed enjoying in different home franchise-based leagues worldwide if I bought permission from the BCCI. But I additionally could not ignore Mr Bali’s request. I gave it plenty of thought, for practically three or 4 weeks, and it was virtually as if I did not even must make a acutely aware determination ultimately,” he stated.

“The motivation is to assist Punjab win championships. Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh), myself, we’ve got gained tournaments, however we’ve not finished it collectively for Punjab, in order that was an enormous consider my closing name.”

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