In Indian cricket, there are very few fighters like Yuvraj Singh. From the field to his personal life, he became a hero by dismissing all the obstacles. After his retirement, cricket fans across the globe missed the fighting spirit. A fielder like him is still missing in the Indian team. In a recent interaction, he expressed his desire to be a mentor.
Yuvraj Singh’s Legacy:
In Indian cricket, a talent like Yuvraj Singh is rare. From batting like fire to fielding with the speed of wind, the left-handed Indian all-rounder ruled the cricket field throughout his career. India won their last time World Cup in 2011. Along with MS Dhoni’s heroics, Yuvraj ruled the whole tournament. He ended up being the most run scorer of the tournament. He was also associated with the T20 World Cup in 2007.
After 2011, Team India struggled to lift an ICC trophy. In 2019, they faced a heart-breaking defeat in the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. Even after that, Team India played exceptionally well in the 2023 World Cup but failed to win the trophy after facing defeat in the final against Australia.
He said, “I feel that we have played a lot of finals but not won one. I was part of one of the finals when we lost to Pakistan in 2017. In the coming years, we definitely need to work on, as a country and as an Indian team, performing better under pressure. Australia have won six World Cups, and we have (won) two. How we win major championships is something we need to work on.”
On Mentor Role:
Yuvraj Singh has an amazing career. From winning a trophy to a post-cancer comeback, he never failed to amaze fans. Now, he expressed his desire to be a mentor. He said, “Mentoring is something I love to do. In the coming years, when my kids are settled, I want to give back to cricket and help the young guys get better. I think we face a lot of mental challenges in big tournaments. I believe in the mental aspect, I can really come in and work with these guys in the future.”
Later he added, “I’m confident of doing well as a mentor. I’ll start full-time coaching once my children start going to school.”
He was an excellent middle-order batter and wants to contribute there in the future. He said, “I feel that I can contribute a lot, especially in the middle order. I have the confidence to work with the young guys, addressing not only their technique but also the mental challenges that come with cricket.”