Yuvraj Singh admitted he was taken in by surprise about his selection in the squad for the World T20 and called it a special day in his life. Talking to reporters outside his Gurgaon residence,Yuvraj thanked the selectors and the BCCI for keeping faith in him and sounded confident of touching peak form and fitness for the September event. Excerpts:
On his selection in the Indian team:
I was not sure of my selection but I have been given a chance in my life to play again. It is like playing first time for India all over again and this month will be very crucial for me as I have to get to my 100 per cent match fitness. I also will play a few games in Bangalore to practice before the World T20.
On the long road to recovery and back into the team:
Initially when I started,I didnt know where I was standing. My body was not able to take the workload. But as I started training,things slowly came back to normal. I was quite happy after my name came in the 30 probables and I pushed really hard after that. Getting runs and wickets is a different thing altogether but I am happy with my fitness. In fact,I am just happy that I am back on the field.
On his future plan to play Test cricket:
I dont think I am ready for Test matches as my body is not fit for playing for five days. After T20,I can slowly assess my body. Moreover there is a break in October which will work for me and after that I will be much stronger.