Yuvraj Singh Takes A Dig At BCCI While Congratulating Sourav Ganguly For His New Position
From scripting India's iconic victory at Lord's in 2002 to being a vital cog in MS Dhoni-led side's World Cup triumph in 2011, Yuvraj Singh will undeniably go down in the history books as one of the most prolific batting all-rounders to have graced Indian cricket.
In his illustrious career that spanned close to 19 years, Yuvi successfully carried out his responsibilities as a key member of the Indian cricket team which earned him praise from pundits and fans alike. But, after being a humble servant of Indian cricket, the left-hander, earlier this June, called time on his illustrious career.
While his retirement sent Indian fans into a state of mourning, bringing the curtain down on his international career also gave him an opportunity to finally break the silence on his mistreatment at the hands of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Despite his contribution to Indian cricket, the BCCI robbed Yuvi off his farewell game.
After 25yrs in cricket Ive decided to move on. Cricket has given me everythin I have.ThankU 4being a part of this journey.This game taught me how to fight,how to fall,to dust off,to get up again n move forward. It has been a lovely journey. See you on the other side #SteppingOutpic.twitter.com/x3wOhoXcLv— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 10, 2019
"Mujhe bola gaya tha agar aapse 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hota toh aap retirement match khel sakate ho (I was told that if you are not able to pass the 'Yo-Yo' test, I would get a farewell game)," the 37-year-old had said at an emotional press conference in Mumbai.
"I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match. Agar main accha tha, potential tha toh main ground pe se chale jaata. (If I was good enough, I would have retired from the ground). Aur mujhe is tarha ki cricket khelna pasand nahi hai, ki mujhe ek match chahiye (I don't like to ask for a game, I have never played the game with that mindset)," he claimed.
"Toh maine us time bola ki mujhe retirement match nahi chahiye, 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hoga toh main chup chhap ghar chale jayunga... 'Yo-Yo' test pass kiya and then rest is not my call," he said. While the revelations struck a chord with the fans, Yuvi's mistreatment at the hands of the BCCI still seems to be haunting the champion cricketer.
Recently, cricketers and fans have been busy celebrating the election of Sourav Ganguly as the new BCCI president. As Ganguly gears up to begin his reign as the BCCI chief from 23rd October, wishes and congratulatory messages continue to pour in from all corners of the world for the former Indian captain.
Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president.Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand😂good luck dadi👊@SGanguly99— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2019
Amongst the praise and support, there was a special message from Yuvi who appears to have taken a dig at the BCCI while hailing Ganguly in the new role. “Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president. Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand good luck dadi @SGanguly99,” Yuvi tweeted.
Thank u the best .. u have won India world cups .. time to do good things for the game now .. u r my super star .. god bless always— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 18, 2019
In response, Ganguly, who shares a special bond with Yuvi, wrote: "Thank u the best..u have won India world cups..time to do good things for the game now..u r my super star..god bless always".