Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been quite a hero in his
international career. The left handed batsman, who has been a part of two world cup winning squads, has single-handedly got India past the finish line on a number of occasions.
However, the same cannot be said for his performance in the nine editions of the Indian Premier League, and Yuvi admits that he has not been lucky in the domestic T20 tournament. When we caught up with the stylish cricketer at a city restaurant, he got candid with us about why IPL has not worked in his favour.
“I feel that IPL has been a little tough for me. I have not had the same form that I have when I play for India. Especially in the last three-four years, I haven’t been part of one team and it hasn’t been that good for me,” he says.
Yuvraj has been part of five franchises including Punjab (2008-10), Pune (2011, 2013), Bengaluru (2014), Delhi (2015) and is now playing for the Hyderabad franchise. “I really don’t know why I haven’t had the greatest luck in the tournament. I guess in a team it is important for players to gel with each other. You take a few players and then go on to build a team around them for two-three seasons to win the championship. Unfortunately, that has never happened with me.”
The 35-year-old, however hopes there will be a change of fortune “I hope that I can now stick with one franchise for a few years and play well in this tournament,” he says.