Yuvraj Singh, the hero of India's 2007 T20 WC and 2011 ODI WC, has expressed his desire to end his career on a high by playing the 2019 World Cup in England. The flashy southpaw talked about how he has been training hard and said that regaining a place in the national team is what has motivated him.
After being diagnosed with cancer, life has taken various turns for Yuvraj. He has been in and out of the team ever since and could not cement his place in the side. The rise of so many young players has signalled that his expected return may, in fact, never happen.
yuvraj is currently leading the India Green team in the Duleep Trophy which has been played with a pink ball. Speaking to India Today, he expressed his deep desire to play for the country in another World Cup.
Yuvi 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."
If form and fitness are to be considered as the main criteria of the moment, Yuvraj might not be in the discussions again. But the Indian matador, who has come back stronger and defied the odds with absolute ease throughout his career, said, “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.”
Giving his strong support towards the pink ball, he said, “T20 is what people love watching now. This is one way to engage people in Tests and to make it more enjoyable. If the format is enjoyable for the players and the fans, it could spell good days."