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Yuvraj Singh reveals his future plans, hints at taking up coaching

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has revealed his future plans and unlike many other players, he isn’t keen on doing commentary as he will prefer mentoring players before becoming a full-time coach. In an Instagram live session, former England captain Kevin Pietersen asked Yuvraj to join him in the commentary box. But Yuvraj seems to have other plans.

“I will probably start with that (coaching). I am more keen on coaching than doing commentary. I have more insight in limited-overs cricket and I can share my knowledge with players coming to bat at No.4, 5, 6 as to what sort of mindset they should have. I will probably start by being a mentor and then if it goes well maybe full-time coaching,” he said.

Yuvraj has his academies in few states in India but he isn’t a part of the backroom staff of any IPL franchise or any other team. Since he is looking for a mentoring role, Yuvraj might start with an IPL franchise or any other international team before turning into a full-time coach. A number of former players like Anil Kumble (former head coach),  Bharat Arun (Team India’s bowling coach), Sanjay Bangar (Team India’s former assistant coach) and others started working with IPL and state teams before joining the national side.

Yuvraj, who retired from Indian cricket in June 2019, is still an active player and continues to play franchise cricket. He played Global T20 Canada and the T10 league last year. It remains to be seen if he takes up a mentoring role before retiring or after he quits the game.

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