Former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, was rejected the permission to come out of retirement and play the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy starting from January 10.
It was in 2019 when Yuvraj Singh retired from the sport and also featured in the Global T20 Canada later in the year. However, Punjab Cricket Association requested Yuvraj Singh to reconsider the retirement and to play the upcoming season and groom the youngsters as well.
In fact, Yuvraj Singh also wrote a letter to the BCCI to grant him permission to make a comeback, however, he was denied by the BCCI for unknown reasons.
Recently, while speaking to Asian Newsable, Yograj Singh has reacted on the same stating that he is not sure about the exact reason why he was denied. Yograj feels that the BCCI should give time for the retired cricketers to make a comeback to the sport and spend time with the youngsters. He said:
“I am not sure of the exact reason (for BCCI denying NOC to Yuvraj), as I’m yet to speak with Yuvi on the same. But it’s entirely the choice of the BCCI.
However, I feel that ample time should be given to retired players to make a comeback and play with the young boys, who have a lot to learn from them,”
Yograj Singh also felt that it is important to give it back to Indian cricket as it has given everything to his son. He also said as a father he would love to see Yuvraj Singh, who will go on to play for the country and also groom a few cricketers. He said:
“Meanwhile, besides playing, giving back to the boys and Indian cricket is very important. If he can produce four-five players for the country in the coming years, it would be great. I will be very, very happy. He continues to practice even today. I think it’s all about how you feel. I believe it is very important to give back. If you are doing so, I think that is the greatest thing you are doing rather than playing cricket,”