Legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh made a lot of fire in limited overs cricket. He played a key role in winning the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup. But perhaps even after saying goodbye to cricket, he is left to not get much chance in Test cricket. Now he has reacted through social media to remain the 12th player for 7 years in a Test match in the next life.
Yuvraj Singh’s spinal pain
Yuvraj Singh’s contribution to Indian cricket has been invaluable. But he could not play much Test matches in his career. Now sports magazine ‘Wisden India’ asked the fans with the picture of Yuvraj to name the player who could not play much Test match. The Crown Prince also replied on this. they wrote, “Maybe in the next life, when I don’t become the 12th player for seven years.”
Yuvraj made his ODI debut in 2000 but it took nearly three years to make a place in the Test team. He played the first Test match against New Zealand in 2003 in Mohali in October 2003. He played the last Test in 2012 but was able to play only 40 Test matches in nine years. He scored 1900 runs in Test career and took 9 wickets.
Why could not you get a chance?
(Yuvraj Singh) Why could not you get more chances in Test matches? This question is legitimate. Actually, when Yuvi became a part of the Test team, in those days Team India was already full of experienced players. In such a situation, he had to stay with the team as the 12th player. But on 10 November 2008, when Sourav Ganguly retired from Test cricket, then Yuvraj Singh got continuous opportunities for 2 years and he played well. But luck might have accepted something else.
Yuvraj Singh was also part of the team when the Indian team went on a tour of England after the 2011 World Cup. But then he got cancer and then he got out of the test team, after that Ajinkya Rahane got a place in the team and Yuvraj could not wear the test jersey again.