Hashim Amla talks up Yuvraj Singh influence in Abu Dhabi T10 league


Yuvraj Singh is set to return to cricket with Maratha Arabians in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and former South African batsman Hashim Amla reckons that his involvement will influence the youngsters by all means. There are inadequate number of Indian players in various T20 leagues round the globe, but with Yuvraj’s inclusion in the Abu Dhabi league, the Protea batter is confident that the young players will take notes from the former world cup winning all-rounder.

“I suppose you want cricketers from all over the world and Yuvraj now is involved and that is fantastic. It is difficult to comment because Indian cricket have their own set of regulations. But to have Yuvraj involved in T10 and to have youngsters being able to play with him, he has been a fantastic cricketer for 20-odd years and he has got so much to add value to. It is just great having him around and there is no doubt that youngsters will look to feed off him,” said Amla, who has been picked up by the Karnataka Tuskers as their icon player.

Amla himself is also excited about cricket’s newest format, saying, “I am very excited. T10 is a new format in the sense that it has been around for only three or four years. But it has been around for many years in our backyards and when we were growing up playing with our friends. But to have it on a professional level is fantastic. The first few editions have been spoken of very highly and I am excited to be a part of it and see how it progresses and different skills it allows you to bring to the table.”