Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has created a stir while talking about the last phase of his career. In an chat with Sportkeeda he revealed that although he did not want a farewell by the board, but deserved a little more respect.
It was in June last year that Yuvraj announced his retirement from all formats of the game. He had last played for the country back in 2017.
“First of all, I don’t think I’m a legend. I’ve played the game with integrity but I didn’t play much Test cricket. Legendary players are those who have good Test records. For giving somebody a farewell, that’s not for me to decide, that’s for BCCI to decide.”
He went on to say that the way BCCI manages the players at the end of their careers is very unprofessional.
“I just felt that the way they managed me towards the end of my career was very unprofessional. But looking back at a couple of great players like Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, also very badly mismanaged. So it is part of Indian cricket, I had seen it in the past and I was not really surprised,” Yuvraj added.
“But in the future, anybody who has played for India for a long time and has been through tough situations, you should definitely honour him.
"Give him that respect, somebody like Gautam Gambhir, who has won two World Cups for us. Sehwag, who has been the biggest match-winner after Sunil Gavaskar in Tests. VVS, Zaheer, also,” said the southpaw.
Yuvraj in his career, played 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests. He would go down as one of the most successful white-ball players for India in history.