Yuvraj Singh Takes A Dig At Selectors, Reveals He Was Not Picked Despite Having Passed The Yo-Yo Test

Indiatimes

Indiatimes

Author 2019-09-27 13:45:50

Yuvraj Singh called time on his career earlier this year and has left behind a legacy which shall be hard to match. But it is no secret that he was just a shadow of the player he used to be in the latter part of his career. Nonetheless, he gave it his all whenever he could. But now the southpaw has made a stunning revelation.

Yuvraj has revealed that the team management treated him shabbily towards the end of his career. He accused them of leaving him out of the team despite him clearing the yo-yo test. The yo-yo test measures the fitness of a player. His last ODI was vs West Indies in 2017.

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He is now taking a dig at the selectors saying that they thought he would not be able to clear the yo-yo test and when he did, they told him to play domestic cricket.

"Never thought that I would be dropped after being the man of the match in 2 games out of the 8-9 I played after the Champions Trophy 2017. I got injured and I was told to prepare for the Sri Lanka series. Then suddenly, the yo-yo test came into the picture. It was a u-turn in my selection. Suddenly I had to go back and prepare for the yo-yo test at the age of 36. Even after I cleared the yo-yo test, I was told to play domestic cricket. They actually thought that I wouldn't be able to clear the test due to my age. And that it would be easy to decline me afterwards...yeah you can say it was an exercise in making excuses," Yuvraj said in a report in India Today.

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"I think it was unfortunate for a guy who has played 15-17 years of international cricket to not being made to sit down and being talked to. No one told me and no one told Virender Sehwag or Zaheer Khan either. Whichever player it is, the person who is in-charge should sit down and talk with the player that we are looking at the youngsters and we've taken this step. This way, you do feel bad at the beginning but at least you give them the credit of being true to your face - which doesn't happen in Indian cricket. It has been like that forever almost. I have seen it happen to big names. Took it personally then but not now as there is a time for everything to move on and I have made my peace with it," he added.

Yuvraj was part of the teams which won the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup before a battle against cancer took him away from the game. He made his comeback in 2012, but since then was struggling to keep his place in the side. He missed the 2013 Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup as a result.

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Either way this revelation does come as a shocker. Considering his service to Indian cricket, one would have expected him to be treated a little better. But all this does not take way what he has done for Team India.

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