Soon after announcing retirement from international cricket, all-rounder Yuvraj Singh decided to ply his trade in franchise leagues around the world, with the Global T20 Canada league being his first assignment. Yuvraj Singh had joined the Toronto Nationals in the league and also captained the side.
Incidentally, Yuvraj Singh was also involved in a bizarre dismissal during the season and notched up some important match-winning knocks. Subsequently, he also featured in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and played for the Indian legends in the Road Safety World Series held earlier this year.
Yuvraj Singh: I didn’t feel like I was not in Punjab
Yuvraj Singh recently opened upon his experience on playing in T20 leagues across the globe. He said it was fun playing in front of the Punjabi community and he learnt a bit of their language from them. Yuvraj, also said that, it felt like he was playing in Punjab while playing in Canada.
“I have played some international leagues and had quite some fun. Played in Canada and first time playing in front of the Punjabi community. The Punjabi I learnt from people in the stands in Canada, I think I learnt more about Punjabi. Yes, Toronto is the biggest city in Punjab (jokingly), for a second I didn’t feel like I was not in Punjab, just amazing,” Yuvraj Singh said.
Yuvraj Singh, out of favour from the national team, had decided to call time on his glittering career on June 10, 2019 at a specially arranged press conference in Mumbai. It was his last press conference as a player!
Yuvraj Singh was instrumental for India in the 2007 T20 World Cup and who can forget his all-round role in 2011 World Cup for which he was named the man-of-the-series. He was once the poster boy of Indian cricket team and brought down the curtains on his career spanning nearly 19 years and 400 matches.