Yuvraj Singh: I’m no legend but ‘unprofessional’ BCCI mismanaged my career

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Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh won many feats during his 17-year long international career which also included the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award in the 2011 World Cup under former India captain MS Dhoni’s leadership. After a stunning international career, the former all-rounder announced his retirement last year which left many in shock.

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After a year, the left-handed batsman has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for being “very unprofessional” in managing him at the end of his cricketing career. Moreover, he further added that he wasn’t even surprised as he had already seen players like Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan being “badly mismanaged” at the end of their cricketing career and he added that it was a part of Indian cricket as well.

“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 Singh said in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda.

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While the all-rounder had played a lot of white-ball cricket, Yuvraj didn’t play much in the longer format of the game and he thinks Test cricket is something that turns a good player into a legendary player as well. When he was asked whether he should have got a farewell game like many, Yuvraj said that it was not on his hand to decide.

“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,” said Yuvraj Singh.

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Yuvraj Singh had played 304 One Day Internationals (ODIs) where he amassed a whopping 8,701 runs which also included 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries. Along with this, he also picked up 111 wickets in the One Day International as well.

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