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Yuvraj Singh Cites Fear Of Indian Cricket Team Players

Mumbai: Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday claimed that the nation’s cricketers really feel compelled to play even when they aren’t in a situation to for the worry of shedding their place, a scenario he hopes will change with Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President.

The swashbuckling left-hander, who has retired from worldwide cricket to play in non-public leagues, batted for having a gamers affiliation, one thing that has already been accomplished with the establishment of the Indian Cricketers’ Affiliation as mandated by the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Lodha committee.

“We deserve it. Because there are a lot of times we have been asked to play cricket that we don’t want to. We have to play with the pressure that if we don’t play we will be thrown out,” Yuvraj instructed reporters right here.

“That pressure has to go off the players that even if they are tired or fatigued or carrying injuries, they have to play,” he stated.

Yuvraj cited the instance of Australian Glenn Maxwell, who has taken a break from worldwide cricket to take care of psychological well being points and has bought the backing of his Board.

“That help needs to be given to the gamers. We see outdoors India, if gamers are fatigued and drained mentally, like is the case with (Glenn) Maxwell, he has taken a break as a result of he’s feeling it.

“Our gamers can’t try this as a result of they worry they might lose their place. So a gamers’ affiliation is essential,” stated Yuvraj.

Yuvraj stated he expects drastic adjustments within the BCCI’s functioning with Ganguly on the helm as gamers will lastly be heard as a substitute of merely listening to the directors, which was once the case earlier.

“I see great things happening to Indian cricket with Sourav as President. Cricket, from the administration point of view, and the cricketers’ point of view are two different things,” he instructed reporters right here.

“Someone, who has been a very successful captain, will run cricket from a players point of view where cricketer’s concerns can be heard. It would not happen earlier. They would make decisions and cricketers were not heard. Now he will listen to what cricketers want,” he stated.

Yuvraj was additionally requested concerning the hypothesis surrounding the worldwide way forward for former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who’s at present on a sabbatical.

“I don’t know boss. You should ask your great selectors, when you meet them. That’s their call, not mine,” he responded.

He additionally suggested the selectors to not “shuffle, pick and drop players at the last moment” forward of the T20 World Cup, scheduled subsequent yr in Australia.

The dashing batsman will probably be participating within the Abu Dhabi T10 League, which will probably be aired on Sony Six and Sony Ten three from November 15.

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