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BCCI Treated "Unprofessionally" Last Days Of My Career,Harbhajan,Zaheer,Sehwag Badly Mismanaged :Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh played 304 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and ended up scoring 8,701 runs
BCCI Treated "Unprofessionally" Last Days Of My Career, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Sehwag Bady Mismanaged: Yuvraj Singh
New Delhi: Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes the BCCI did not manage his former teammates Zaher Khan, Virender Sehwag, and Harbhajan Singh well towards the end of their career and has hoped that the board will recognize the effort of match-winner in the future and honor them for their contribution towards Indian cricket.
Last year Yuvraj Singh retired from the international cricket after playing for 19 years, did not get a farewell game and neither did Zaheer or Sehwag. The former Indian all-rounder also feels that the way BCCI handled him toward the end of his career was "unprofessional", although it wasn't surprising for him.
Giving someone a farewell, that’s not for me to decide. It’s up to the BCCI. But I felt the way that they managed me towards the end of my career, was very unprofessional,” Yuvraj told SportsKeeda. “But looking back at some of the great players from India - Harbhajan [Singh], [Virender] Sehwag, Zaheer Khan - were also badly mismanaged. It’s part of Indian cricket, I have seen that in the past so I wasn’t really surprised.”
In 2017 Yuvraj played last for India during the tour of Wst Indies. Also, earlier that year in January Yuvraj Singh made his final comeback into the Indian team during the ODI series against England and smashed a career eat 150 in Cuttack.
For the 2017 Champions Trophy Yuvraj was the part of India's squad where his only significant contribution was a knock of 53 against Pakistan. In the middle of the World Cup last year Yuvraj announced his retirement, wants the BCCI will pay respect to some of the greats of the game, who couldn't finish their careers on a high.
“But in the future, anybody who has played for India for a long time and has been through tough situations, you should definitely honor 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. Zaheer, who has 350 wickets, Laxman... and all these guys,” said Yuvraj.
When asked whether he should have got a farewell game, Yuvraj said that is not for him 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. Forgiving somebody a farewell, that's not for me to decide, that's for BCCI to decide," said Yuvraj.