Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh who announced his retirement a few days back will ply his trade for the Toronto Nationals in the upcoming Global T20 Canada. India’s 2011 World Cup hero recently sought permission from BCCI to play in foreign leagues. BCCI has given Yuvraj the required NOC and Yuvraj will be the first Indian cricketer to feature in the Global T20 Canada.
Yuvraj Singh held a press conference at Mumbai to announce the news of his retirement. However, it was not a shock, and many saw this as coming. More than his antics inside the field, Yuvraj will be well-known for fighting severe health issues like cancer and returning to the cricket field. Although he said that he won’t take part in IPL anymore, Yuvraj hinted that he can play in foreign leagues till he enjoys his game.
“I want to play T20 cricket. At this age I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It’s been too stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL,” Yuvraj had said.
The news of Yuvraj Singh joining a new team will be massive news for his fans. The 37-year old Yuvraj has a lot of cricket left in him and will surely strengthen the Toronto Nationals side. The second edition of the T20 league will commence from July 25 and run until August 11. Toronto will play defending champion Vancouver Knight at home in the opening game.
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One of the most successful white-ball cricketers of all time, Yuvraj Singh scored 8,702 runs in ODIs and including a total of 52 fifties. He has also represented India in Test cricket, earning 40 caps. However, he wasn’t a regular member of the Test side and faced stiff competition from his colleagues. The all-rounder last played in the IPL for Mumbai Indians who lifted their fourth title beating Chennai Super Kings. Yuvraj scored 98 runs from four matches including a half-century against Delhi Capitals.