Yuvraj Singh has achieved many records & accolades for the country during his 17 yearlong International Cricket career & is also awarded with the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award in the 2011 World Cup. Despite of all such achievements Yuvraj Singh is not satisfied with the way the BCCI handled him during the end of his career.
After a fruitful International career the all-rounder announced his retirement last year without much fanfare. After a year the left-handed batsman Yuvraj slammed the BCCI for being “very unprofessional” in managing him towards the end of the career. He even went on to say that he wasn’t surprised by this rude behavior by the BCCI as he had seen players like Harbhajan Singh, Virender Singh & Zahaeer Khan being “badly mismanaged” and that it was a part of Indian cricket.
“I just felt that the way they managed me towards the end of my career was very unprofessional. But looking back at a couple of great players like Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, also very badly mismanaged. So it is part of Indian cricket, I had seen it in the past and I was not really surprised,” Yuvraj said in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda.
Despite of a successful career in white ball cricket, Yuvraj didn’t played much test Cricket & he thinks that playing test cricket makes a Cricketer legendary. Further when Yuvraj was asked about his opinion of whether he should get a farewell game or not on which he replied it’s not for him to decide it’s completely on the BCCI.
“First of all, I don’t think I’m a legend. I’ve played the game with integrity but I didn’t play much Test cricket. Legendary players are those who have good Test records. For giving somebody a farewell, that’s not for me to decide, that’s for BCCI to decide,” said Yuvraj.
Highlighting Yuvraj’s career achievements, Yuvraj has played 304 ODIs & scored 8,701 runs with the help of 14 centuries & 52 half-centuries. In addition, he also picked up 111 wickets in the 50-over format.