It is indeed ironical that the Indian selectors overlooked India’s 2011 World Cup man of the tournament as it aims to defend the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2015. That too when Yuvraj was in brilliant form in the domestic circuit for his state team Punjab in the Ranji trophy.
The flamboyant all- rounder recently did not hide his disappointment on missing out the World Cup berth. “It was disappointing not being picked for the World Cup. It’s a decision which you can’t help,” Yuvraj said at the News24 cricket conclave in the capital.
The left-handed batsman also said that his main focus is to score the maximum runs for his state side Punjab. “At the moment, I am focusing on the Ranji Trophy and putting in my best efforts to make a comeback.”
All may not be over yet for Yuvraj, as media reports of injuries to key players in the Indian team like Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma have provided a ray of hope for players like Yuvraj to eventually get a call from Australia . It may be recalled some Indian players – Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have to pass the fitness test before they get to play in the World Cup .
And if by any chance some players fail the fitness tests, then the Indian team management could be tempted to recall Yuvraj . His probable return could solve India’s middle order woes with his aggressive batting and he is a wily left arm spinner capable of taking crucial wickets as well. And add to that a excellent fielder. A complete package. So Yuvraj’s World Cup 2015 dream is certainly not over yet.