“Just couldn’t stay away from cricket.” For Yuvraj Singh, the passion for the game meant that he was going to back himself for a second innings. To come out of retirement was not a laborious exercise for the dashing cricketer who was Player of the Tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup.

His retirement last year was driven by a sad feeling of “not being able to play regularly.”

“I was not happy when I retired. I was sick of not getting opportunities,” he told Sportstar.

The pandemic actually paved the way for Yuvraj’s return to competitive cricket. He was busy at his personal gym at home in Gurgaon and then he trained for two months at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali with the youngsters from the state.

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