Nobody denies his talent. He is a treat to watch at his best. But the flamboyant Yuvraj Singh is yet again in a position of having to make another comeback.
His return to the Indian T20 team after two years in early 2016 was seen as a mark of his revival, especially on the back of strong domestic performances. But after a lukewarm World T20 show at home, he was left out of the Indian T20 team for the USA matches vs West Indies.
Currently playing in the pink-ball version of the Duleep Trophy, Yuvraj says he is committed to making yet another comeback. He said, “I have been training pretty hard in the off-season for whatever opportunities I get going forward. Obviously international cricket is why I am still playing. I want to come back and represent my country. Hopefully if that happens, whenever I want to hang my boots, if I can sustain for another 2-3 years I will be proud of myself. My target is to play the 2019 50-overs World Cup.”
He knows though that is not going to be easy. Talent is never an issue for the Indian cricket team, especially in the shorter formats in which Yuvraj excels more. But then, he says competition has always been tough.
“If you have to be in the mix you have to perform to your best potential. If I can do that, I’m sure I’ll have chances,” he said.