Yuvraj to play foreign T20 leagues
Yuvraj Singh might have retired from international cricket but he is in no mood to quit the fearless brand of cricket according to the latest development. Former Indian all-rounder has now sought the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s approval to spice it up in foreign T20 leagues in the wake of his retirement from international cricket last week.
Speaking to news agency IANS, a senior BCCI official confirmed the development and it is positive news for Yuvraj Singh and his fans worldwide.
“A couple of T20 leagues are interested to have him participate in their tournaments and Yuvraj has asked for BCCI’s nod before moving with the idea of playing in T20 leagues as a freelance cricketer,” the official added in a statement.
It was only last week that the 37-year-old cricketer announced his retirement.
He had also highlighted that he will not be participating in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) but has expressed his interest to play in foreign T20 leagues.
I want to play T20 cricket: Yuvraj Singh
“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 stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL,” the 2011 World Cup hero added at his retirement event in Mumbai on June 11.
Yuvraj Singh scored 8701 runs from 304 ODIs at an average of 36.55 with 14 hundreds and 52 fifties. He played 40 Tests in which he essayed 1900 runs at an average of 33.92 with 3 centuries. In 58 T20Is, he scored 1177 runs at 28.02 with 8 half-centuries.