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Yuvraj Singh has made it clear that he wants to continue playing until the 2019 World Cup and is doing his best to keep himself fit for the same. Team India southpaw, Yuvraj Singh has played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for his nation. However, it has been a difficult journey for Yuvraj Singh. The southpaw form touched a new low in the last couple of years as he is not at the top of his fitness.

Moreover, Yuvraj Singh also feels that after his comeback from cancer, he would like to hold his place for the next years triumph. He is also happy with the runs he made and wickets he has taken throughout his career. Yuvraj also added that his records throughout his career are not so bad.

You Control the Things that You Can Control, Says Yuvraj Singh
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Yuvraj Singh sheds light on his career.

“Things with me, they look different from the outside, but they are different from the inside. I have always felt that how I saw my career, it never went that way. But if you look at it, it’s not that bad (1900 runs and nine wickets in 40 Tests, 8701 runs and 111 wickets in 304 ODIs, and 1177 runs and 28 wickets in 58 T20Is). I mean, being diagnosed with cancer at the peak of my career, it was miserable. Then I came back, and I thought I could hold my place till the World Cup. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way,” Yuvraj Singh said while talking to Cricket Next.

The veteran also added that he has learned a lot from his career, not to give up at any instance. The things which are under someone’s surveillance cannot be controlled in his way. Yuvraj Singh registered his highest ODI score after he came back from cancer. He moreover conveys that he will always love the game cricket and will respect the game till the end.

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“But what I learnt from that and subsequently is never to give up. You control the things that you can control. People thought that my career was over after cancer, and I came back and registered my highest one-day score. That was only self-belief, nothing else. As long as the self-belief is there and I am playing the game for the love of the game… I don’t know what the future holds but I just want to go out feeling good about myself, feeling good about the game which has given me everything, and with respect for the game,” Yuvraj Singh added.

Yuvraj Singh is currently associated with Punjab team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Therefore, he is going to perform to the best of his abilities to get back his place in the side, however, it will be a miracle if he makes a return.

Arijit Chatterjee

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