New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has said that discarded middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh can make a comeback in the Indian cricket team. Sehwag believes just like former Indian fast-bowler Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj can also make a comeback.
“He’s not in the Indian team, but Yuvraj is still an amazing player. His talent is intact. Even a current India player can lose form. I don’t think we’ll get a player like him again. If his form is good, he’s a match-winner,” Sehwag was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
“It’s up to the selectors. If he performs in domestic cricket or passes (yoyo), then why not? If Ashish Nehra can make a comeback at 36, why not Yuvi,” he added.
Sehwag, who is a mentor of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), also said that fans will love to see both Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh in the team. “I think the fans would want Punjab stars like Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh in the Kings XI team,” he says. He doesn’t agree with critics who feel that Yuvraj is now past his best. “
The IPL 2018 players’ auction takes place on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru. Going into the auctions KXIP retained only one player, Axar Patel. Sehwag added that KXIP will use Right to Match card in the upcoming auctions for players like Glenn Maxwell and David Miller.
“We can use the ‘Right to Match’ card to retain Maxwell and Miller. We felt that if Axar goes into the auction, we may have to pay much more to buy him since he’s an India all-rounder. When we bought him, he was an uncapped player. Now he’s such a capable player, that he’s overtaken Ravindra Jadeja to be a part of the Indian One-day and T20 sides,” Sehwag said.