Comeback man Yuvraj Singh today said he has “proved a point” by forcing his way back into the national cricket team on the back of some impressive displays against the West Indies ‘A’ and in the Challenger Trophy.
“I got the opportunity to play India A versus West Indies A matches and proved the point,” Yuvraj said. The mercurial left-handed allrounder has been included in the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 International and the first three matches in the seven-match ODI series against Australia at home. India play the T20 game against the Aussies at Rajkot on October 10. And the ODI series begins in Pune on October 13.
Expressing happiness over his return,Yuvraj it has been hard coming back with 200 per cent fitness.
“I am looking forward to playing for India. I worked pretty hard and am hopeful that coming back would make a difference,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a programme here. When enquired about his mother’s reaction he said,”I think mom would be the happiest person.” On his own admission,he is a fighter and Yuvraj Singh strongly believes that this fighting spirit will help him play a few more years of international cricket.
“I am hopeful of playing for few more years for the country,” Yuvraj said in a programme here. The mercurial left-handed allrounder has been included in the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 International and the first three matches in the seven-match ODI series against Australia at home.
Noting that his passion for the game got him back,after being detected with rare germ-cell cancer. “I’ve always been a fighter and the inspiration to fight cancer comes from the game and the passion for the game. Attraction of the game has got me back,” said Singh.
Yuvraj said that detection of cancer is a life changing experience and it needs lot of strength and courage to fight it and emerge victorious. “It’s not easy its a fight within yourself. It’s a life-changing experience…Only mothers know what their children go through…it’s a personal battle…you need a lot of strength and courage,” he said. While he heaped praises on his senior teammates Sachin Tendulkar,Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid,Yuvraj said he has always looked upto his first captain Sourav for advice.