Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI for unprofessional behaviour

Written by Vipin Darwade

Following his comeback into the ODI team in 2017, Yuvraj Singh looked set to be part of Team India’s squad for the 2019 World Cup as it was after two years that the team management had finally found a regular number four batsman. The left-handed batsman averaged 41.33 in ODIs after his comeback but fitness issues saw him lose his place in the national team.

Yuvraj, who failed to clear the yo-yo test after the West Indies tour, was dropped for the Sri Lanka series. Yuvraj was even offered a farewell game by BCCI after he failed to clear the yo-yo test again but the veteran all-rounder denied the offer.

By the time Yuvraj cleared the test, the team management had moved on from him. Yuvraj retired from international cricket during the 2019 World Cup. A year after his retirement, Yuvraj has slammed BCCI and said that the board was unprofessional towards the end of his career.

Speaking to Sportskeeda, the 38-year-old said that he wasn’t surprised with the treatment as World Cup-winners like Harbhajan Singh (plays IPL), Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan also suffered the same fate.

“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,” he said.

He did make his return in 2017 but that lasted for only seven months, during which Yuvraj played 11 ODIs and three T20Is.

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