Last year, a day after team India was defeated by Australia’s cricket team in 2019 World Cup, India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket. Though Yuvraj was at the fag end of his career, his announcement for retirement left everyone surprised.
During his illustrious career, Yuvraj Singh played many match-winning and memorable knocks for India and made a name for himself as one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket world. In his long, illustrious career, Yuvraj Singh has played many match-winning knocks for India and has contributed massively towards the success of the Indian cricket team before he finally decided to hang his boots.
Recently, during an interactive session with commentator Gaurav Kapur, Yuvraj Singh revealed the reason why he decided to retire from international cricket. He revealed:
“When you are at a fast pace in life you don’t realize a lot of things, and suddenly you are like what has happened here, and I am sitting here at home for 2-3 months, obviously for a different reason. I have got to a stage when cricket was not helping me mentally, I always wanted to play cricket, but it was not helping me in a good state of mind. I was dragging myself and thinking when do I have to retire, should I retire, should I not retire, should I play for another season’,”
“I miss the game sometimes, but more often, I do not miss it because I have played for so many years. I get so many messages for fans, so much love that I feel really blessed. More than anything the respect the game has given you, and if you are happy with that respect you have earned for the last 20 years I think it’s the right time to move on. So, I think the day I retired, I was free, it was a very emotional moment, I can’t put that in word, but certainly, I feel free after that, mentally very happy. I hadn’t slept since many years, and I tried to sleep really well,”