Yuvraj dissatisfied with his farewell by the board, says it’s unprofessional
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed dissatisfaction about the end of his international career. He feels that the farewell he received from the cricket board was not well deserved. Yuvraj feels that, retirement doesn’t makes him sad rather would have enjoyed being treated with a little more respect ar the end.
The former all rounder retired from all formats of the game on June 10, 2019 after having almost 20 years later. He played for India in 2017 last time.
“First of all, I don’t think I’m a legend. I’ve played the game with integrity but I didn’t play much Test cricket. Legendary players are those who have good Test records. For giving somebody a farewell, that’s not for me to decide, that’s for BCCI to decide.” Speaking in an interview with Indranil Basu and Shanivi Sadana on Sportskeeda’s ‘Free Hit’ show.
Yuvraj feels that the way the board bades cricketers at the end of their careers is very unprofessional and disrespecting. He named Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan as an example of players who were badly mismanaged by the authorities.
“I just felt that the way they managed me towards the end of my career was very unprofessional. But looking back at a couple of great players like Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, also very badly mismanaged. So it is part of Indian cricket, I had seen it in the past and I was not really surprised,” Yuvraj added.
The all-rounder also stated about match-winners like Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman were not treated well by the board. He feels that despite playing vital roles for the Indian cricket team over the years.
“But in the future, anybody who has played for India for a long time and has been through tough situations, you should definitely honour him. Give him that respect, somebody like Gautam Gambhir, who has won two World Cups for us. Sehwag, who has been the biggest match-winner after Sunil Gavaskar in Tests. VVS, Zaheer, also,” said the southpaw.