Currently out of Team India, the flamboyant left-handed batsman, Yuvraj Singh, has revealed that he is determined to make a comeback to the national side, saying that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s advice reinvigorated his zest for the sport and helped him go through the toil of the domestic cricket. “I was speaking to Sachin last year and he said that obviously the most important thing is to play for India but don’t forget to enjoy the game,” said Yuvraj was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“As young kids we always played the game to enjoy it, we never knew that we were going to play for India. I enjoy playing cricket and it was always my passion as a young kid, so as long as I am enjoying it, I want to play,” added the 33-year-old, who is leading Punjab into their second match of the Ranji Trophy season.
The big-hitting left hander, who was awarded the Player of the Tournament award after India won the 2011 World Cup, has not made international appearance in any format since the World T20 final in April 2014.
“I enjoy playing cricket and it was always my passion as a young kid. So, as long as I am enjoying it, I want to play,” Yuvraj told mediapersons ahead of their Ranji Trophy group league encounter against Mumbai.
“I just want to play and enjoy my cricket. If I get an opportunity to come back and play for India, I would look forward to that. But these are the games, which will give me opportunity to come back so I am trying my best,” said the stylish left-handed batsman.
A two-time World Cup winner (2007 World T20, and the 2011 50-over World Cup), Yuvraj still harbours hopes of being in the mix for next year’s World T20 .
“A World Cup is a World Cup, whether it is T20 or 50 overs. It’s always an honour to play another World Cup. (But) I am not thinking so far ahead, I am just thinking (about it) game by game, how my game is going and how I can improve. So that’s what my target is,” he explained.