After scoring an his carrier best 150 in the second ODI against England at Cuttack, Yuvraj Singh said that he had never given up of playing for the country. He was selected in the ODI squad after great performances in the Ranji Trophy 2016/17 season.
Yuvraj Singh came at the crease when India was struggling 25 for 3 with Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Virat dismissed by Chris Woakes. He looked in sublime touch smashing the England batsmen to all parts of the ground. Yuvraj Singh scored 150 and put on 256 for the fourth wicket with MS Dhoni which helped India to post a mammoth total of 381.
“I came back after recovering from cancer, the first 2-3 years were very hard,” Yuvraj Singh said in the post-match press conference as quoted by TOI. “I had to work hard on my fitness and I was in and out of the team. I was not able to get a permanent spot. There was a time when I was wondering whether to continue or not to continue. Never giving up is my theory. I knew time will change. I don’t think about who’s reacting to what nor do I read newspapers. I don’t watch TV too. I try to focus on my game and prove a point to myself that I’m still good enough for international cricket” he added.
He last played in a One day International match in 2013. In the first ODI he scored 15 and was dismissed by Ben Stokes. Yuvraj Singh suffered cancer but showed his ability with bat when the team required. His form in the domestic season this year was excellent. It was highest score in ODI cricket. This was his first century after the World Cup 2011.