Decided a year ago IPL 2019 would be my last: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgCricket legend Yuvraj Singh on Monday confirmed that he would no longer be a part of the Indian Premier League as a player. Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai and also confirmed that IPL 2019 was his last as a player.Yuvraj got emotional during the press conference and stated that he would have liked more opportunities to play in IPL 2019 and bow out on a high but that did not happen as he played only 4 matches for Mumbai Indians, his final IPL franchise, scoring 98 runs at an average of 24.50 including a half-century. Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title this season after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final last month.”My career started in 2000 and it has been 19 years. I was confused with my career and how I would end it. I would have been satisfied if I could have played more games in IPL 2019 would have been happy to leave the sport with that. But you don’t get everything in life. I had decided last year that this IPL would be my last and I’ll give it my best shot, Yuvraj Singh said in the press conference.”Yuvraj though, would like to continue playing in other domestic T20 cricket tournaments around the world if he gets the approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).”I want to play T20 cricket. At this age I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It’s been too stressfull just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL.”advertisement”Now I would like to enjoy myself. With BCCI’s permission I would like to go and play. Just have fun for this year and maybe next year, whatever is left in me. It’s been a very long and hard journey and I think I deserve that,” Yuvraj Singh said.The 37-year-old Yuvraj Singh last represented India in June 2017 and bows out with 8701 runs from 304 ODIs at 36.55 with 14 hundreds and 52 fifties. He played 40 Tests in which he scored 1900 runs at 33.92 with three centuries while in 58 T20Is he amassed 1177 runs at 28.02 with 8 half-centuries.Winning the player of the tournament awards in the 2007 World T20 and 50-over 2011 World Cup remain the greatest achievements in the career of Yuvraj Singh.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh retires: Yuvi and his love for the big momentsAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh, hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, retires from international cricket Also See:last_img