Yuvraj Singh spoke about the 'worst day' in his cricket career as he bid adieu to international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) in a press conference in Mumbai on Monday (June 10)
Mumbai: India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has revealed the “worst day” in his cricket career as he announced his retirement from international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday (June 10).
"Probably my worst day in my cricket career was the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when I scored 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was over, and I was written off by everyone to an extent that it made me feel at times that it's all over,” Yuvraj said while addressing a press conference in Mumbai.
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Yuvraj looks on during the presentation ceremony after the final of the ICC World T20 2014 at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Dhaka
The 37-year-old, who won the Man-of-the-series in the ICC World Cup 2011 which India won, added, "Then I took a bit of time off and that's when I realised why I play cricket, it’s because I love the game. So I went back to basics, and scored heavily in domestic cricket and about a year and a half later I made by comeback in T20 for India again where I hit six and four in the last over against Australia in Sydney and suddenly all the belief came right back.
"Though I was still in and out of the team for a while and after scoring almost 700 runs in 5 games in domestic cricket I finally made a comeback in one day cricket after three years in Cuttack, on 18th January against England in 2017 and recorded my highest one-day score of 150 (127). When everybody said it was impossible."
On April 6, 2014, Yuvraj was heavily criticised by fans on social media as he struggled to 11 off 21 when India batted first against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in the World T20 final. India were kept to 130/4 in 20 overs and Sri Lanka easily chased down the target with six wickets and 2.1 overs to spare.
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