Lot of times, India players avoid breaks fearing they’ll be thrown out: Yuvraj Singh – Times of India


MUMBAI: Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday claimed that the nation’s cricketers really feel compelled to play even when they don’t seem to be in a situation to for the worry of dropping their place, a state of affairs 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 Court docket-appointed Lodha committee.

“We deserve it. As a result of there are a variety of occasions we’ve been requested to play cricket that we do not wish to. We’ve to play with the stress that if we do not play we will likely be thrown out,” Yuvraj advised reporters right here.

“That stress has to go off the gamers that even when they’re drained or fatigued or carrying accidents, they must 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 acquired the backing of his Board.

“That assist ought 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 cannot try this as a result of they worry they could lose their place. So a gamers’ affiliation is essential,” stated Yuvraj.

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

“I see nice issues taking place to Indian cricket with Sourav as president. Cricket, from the administration viewpoint, and the cricketers’ viewpoint are two various things,” he advised reporters right here.

“Somebody, who has been a really profitable captain, will run cricket from a gamers viewpoint the place cricketer’s issues may be heard. It will not occur earlier. They’d make selections and cricketers weren’t heard. Now he’ll take heed to what cricketers need,” he stated.

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

“I do not know boss. It is best to ask your nice selectors, whenever you meet them. That is their name, not mine,” he responded.

He additionally suggested the selectors to not “shuffle, decide and drop gamers on the final second” forward of the T20 World Cup, scheduled subsequent yr in Australia.

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