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I want to be known as someone who never gave up: Yuvraj Singh
NEW DELHI, Feb 13: Yuvraj Singh might have been out of the Indian team for quite some time, but his hunger to get back into the national team has not reduced a bit as the left-handed batsman feels he still has a couple of years of cricket left in him.
Yuvraj, who is currently playing in Vijay Hazare Trophy for Punjab, has not been a permanent fixture in the team since he recovered from cancer. Having played his last ODI against West Indies in June 2017, the Punjab batsman backs himself to play the 2019 World Cup.
“I don’t want to leave the game with any regret, thinking I should have played for some more years. I want to go when I feel it is the right time to go, when I feel I have done my best and I could not have done any more than this. I am still playing because I am enjoying playing cricket, not just because I have to play for India or I have to play the IPL. The motivation is definitely to play for India. I feel two or three IPLs are left in me,” Yuvraj said while speaking to Sportstar Live.
“The journey has been nice. I have been a fighter, taking on tough situations. I like being a pillar of strength to people, for those suffering from cancer or going through other issues in life. I want to be known as someone who never gave up. Whether I play for India or not, I will give my 100 per cent on the field,” he added.
Yuvraj also highlighted what lies ahead once he decides to hang his boots from the game. “Commentating is not my forte. Cancer (YouWeCan Foundation) is going to be my area of work in the future. I love supporting young kids, I like interacting with the younger generation.”
“Coaching is in my mind. I would identify underprivileged kids and focus on their sport and education. Education is as important as sport. You need to focus on both. Sport should not come at the cost of education.”