Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that he wants to continue playing cricket for a few more years while being in good form. He will be playing in his 300th ODI when India will face against Bangladesh in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Thursday, 15 June.
The Punjab men said “Sir zindagi bach gayi humari, who sabse badi hain (I am alive and that is the biggest thing for me). I don’t want to talk about my regrets when I am in a good zone. I am playing well and would continue for a few more years. As long as I am performing, I would like to play.”
Yuvraj, who suffered cancer for a six, made sure that the 2019 World Cup is on his mind. He will be the fifth Indian cricketer to play in 300 ODIS.
The 35-year-old left-hander said that getting India jersey may not be very difficult, but wearing it for 17 years demands willpower of a different level along with copious amount of self-belief.
Yuvraj said “It’s not difficult to play for India but sustaining is tough. You need to have determination and self-belief is important. When things are not going well, people will have a lot of opinions and you need to believe in yourself it’s a matter of time you can do it again.”
When asked about the milestone, Yuvraj said “I don’t know whether I am a role model but it’s been a big achievement for me to get to 300 games. It’s a huge honour. When I started playing, I was happy playing just one game for India. That would have been a big achievement for me but here I am now.”
Yuvraj said that he never give up that’s worked in his favour, “I think my biggest quality has been never to give up, pushing no matter what obstacles came in my life… Be persistent, be consistent and focus on the process of the game.”