Would love to see a player like Yuvraj get a proper farewell: Kapil Devhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/yuvi-proper-farewell-bcci-retirement-kapil-dev-5777111/

Would love to see a player like Yuvraj get a proper farewell: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev said," The way he played his cricket. The way he is looked up to, what he has gone through in his life (battling cancer). I wish him even better than what he achieved on the cricket field."

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from his 19-year long career on June 10. (Source: Express Archive)

World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday said a player of Yuvraj Singh’s stature should have got a farewell from the ground and the stylish southpaw will command a place in his all-time XI as and when he comes up with it.

Neither Yuvraj nor the BCCI has spoken on why the 2011 World Cup hero did not get a farewell game. The 37-year-old on Monday announced his retirement after 17 years in international cricket.

“Yuvraj will be in my all-time eleven whenever I sit down to make my team. I would love to see a player like him get the farewell from the ground than he saying ‘I am retired’,” said Kapil at the launch of fantasy sports platform ‘Apne11’.

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“The way he played his cricket. The way he is looked up to, what he has gone through in his life (battling cancer). I wish him even better than what he achieved on the cricket field,” said the legendary all-rounder. Yuvraj is among the Indian greats who did not get a farewell game after contemporaries Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and Gautam Gambhir.

After he announced his retirement in Mumbai, Yuvraj revealed that he was promised a farewell game by the BCCI provided he failed the ‘Yo-Yo’ fitness test. However, he passed it and the swansong never happened.