Well, Yuvraj Singh, the prince of Indian cricket, who ruled the cricketing world with his majestic strokes, has faded away of late. The stylish southpaw has been one of the major factors behind India’s triumph in the ICC World Cup 2011 and also ICC T20I World Cup 2007. Meanwhile, his father, Yograj Singh wants him to be included in the upcoming world cup as well.
The father of Yuvraj Singh believes that his son has got enough ingredients in him to deliver at the big stage. He also added that the squad should be balanced with seniors in the team, especially, for the event, which puts players in a pressure situation.
Further, he went on to say quoting that Sourav Ganguly also went for the balanced team during his era, which gave a perfect team for MS Dhoni as well. Meanwhile, Yograj Singh also wants Virat Kohli to follow his previous captains.
World Cup cannot be won with Youngsters – Yograj Singh
Meanwhile, the former Indian fast bowler Chetan Sharma believes that it is tough for Yuvraj Singh to make a return to the ODI format. He explained that a lot of cricketers, who are showing tremendous achievement are staying away from the team, as there was a lot of competition.
Further, he quoted that Yuvraj Singh needs to perform double to what the current crop of cricketers is delivering at the moment in order to be selected in the team. He cited Rishabh Pant, as the primary candidate, who missed the selection despite scoring 159* in Sydney.
Yuvraj’s father, Yograj, a former cricketer himself quoted “My son is fit, is working very hard, and can play cricket for another three to four years,” he feels and adds, “Age does not matter. The World Cup is a big tournament and it cannot be won only with youngsters in the side. When Sourav Ganguly was India captain, he kept a balance of senior and junior players in the side and Dhoni got a ready-made team from him. Similarly, Kohli should also include seniors in the side,” believing, Yuvi cannot be written off.
“There is a lot of competition now. His competitors are not only the youngsters in the team but also players who are knocking the doors. After scoring 159 runs in a Test recently, Pant could not find a place (in ODI squad) even though he is a player of the limited over games,” Chetan Sharma quoted.
Well, it would be interesting to see whether BCCI selectors consider experienced players for the major event. They are already carrying Mahendra Singh Dhoni, based on the same criteria.