Wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket: Yuvraj Singh

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Yuvraj Singh
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Yuvraj Singh

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh enjoys a large fan-following in India for a reason. During his playing days, Yuvraj Singh was considered as one of the greatest match-winners.

The left-handed batsman came into prominence in his 2nd game for India, when he smashed a quickfire 84 against Australia in the 2000 ICC Knockout tournament.

Going down the memory lane, the 38-year-old reckons that he wanted to play more in the purest format.

Yuvraj also admitted that it was tough to break into the team due to the presence of stalwarts like Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and others in the middle order.

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“When I look back I feel that I would have wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket. In those days, it was difficult to get a spot amidst star players like Sachin, Rahul, Virender, VVS Laxman, Sourav – who started opening,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying to Times Now.

Landing a spot in the middle-order was difficult -Yuvraj Singh

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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj feels that he and his fellow teammates didn’t get a whole lot of chances to show their mettle.

“Landing a spot in the middle-order was difficult. Moreover, compared to today’s generation who get to play ten-plus Test matches, we used to get one or two opportunities. My opportunity came when Sourav retired. But unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer and my life took a different turn,” he stated.

“Experiences, good or bad, are a part of your learning and growth and I cherish them. Right from my early days to the 2011 World Cup to battling cancer and being back on the field, my career and personal life have seen several milestones and these experiences have made me the person I am today,” Yuvraj further added.

Singh played his last Test against England back in 2012 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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