At a time when Yuvraj Singh is trying his best to improve his fitness to make another comeback in the Indian team, tennis star Sania Mirza posted a hilarious message for the southpaw who is celebrating his 36th birthday on Monday (December 12).

From Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar to other cricketers and fans, almost everyone wished the World Cup-winning star on his special day and Sania also followed suit. But in doing so, she tried to pull the batting star’s legs as she called him mottuuuu (fat). At the same time, the tennis star also called Yuvraj her inspirations friend forever as she wrote: “Happy wala birthday mottuuuuu ?? #inspirationalfriendforever @YUVSTRONG12 @hazelkeech ❤️.”

Meanwhile, Yuvraj is currently trying to win back his place in the Indian team. He was recalled to the ODI team after a three-year gap for the series against England in January this year, and he justified the selection with a career-best 150-run knock in his very second match after comeback. However, things did not turn out as expected after that as he had a poor Champions Trophy where he aggregated 105 runs in four innings. It was followed by yet another dismal outing against West Indies before he was dropped.

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Any hopes of returning to the team were soon ended after reports emerged that he failed the mandatory Yo-Yo test in National Cricket Academy. Recently, chief selector MSK Prasad had confirmed that the batsman was not being considered for selection because of fitness issues.

“Yuvraj Singh has fitness issues. He has not played a lot of competitive cricket lately,” Prasad had said in the press conference after the announcement of the squads for the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.

Recently, Yuvraj had also admitted that he failed the Yo-Yo test thrice but expressed his desire of continuing the fight after finally passing the fitness test earlier this month.

“I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing,” Yuvraj had said.

“I am still playing. I don’t know what format I am going to play. But I am pushing everyday as hard as I used to, may be harder than before because I am getting older. And I see myself playing cricket till 2019 and obviously take a call after that,” he had added.

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