Yuvraj Singh, the player of the tournament at Cricket World Cup 2011, with 6 sixes in an over, having 17 international hundreds and 399 India caps retires from the International Cricket.
As an emotional Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, he let down his shield for a moment and betrayed the resentment he holds for the manner in which he was made to hang up his boots.
At the press conference called to announce his retirement, Yuvraj said he was told by the team management he would get a retirement match if he cannot pass the yo-yo test to prove his fitness levels.
Yuvraj, who was the lynchpin to two World Cup triumphs for India, said he never asked for the farewell match and was dropped from the team after he failed to pass the test in late 2017.
“They told me I will get a farewell match if I don’t pass the yo-yo test. I told them I will walk off if I don’t pass the test,” he said, adding that he passed the test a few weeks later but was never recalled to the team.
“The rest is not in my hands,” he said.
Although Yuvraj did not take any names, team India coach Ravi Shastri had famously said at a press conference that his team has a simple rule – “If you fail, you sail” – regarding the yo-yo test.