‘I got to a stage where cricket was not helping me mentally’

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh opened up on his life after retirement, saying that he feels “relaxed” like never before. Yuvraj announced his retirement in 2019 and only featured in the Global T20 League in Canada post the announcement. He last appeared on the cricket field during a charity match for Australian Bushfires relief earlier this year. “The day I retired, I felt free. Obviously it was an emotional moment, I can’t put it in words but I felt really free. I hadn’t slept properly for years, I started to sleep well. I feel so relaxed now,” said Yuvraj in a conversation with Gaurav Kapur.

“I had gotten to a stage where cricket was not helping me mentally. I was just dragging myself, and thinking when do I retire, should I retire?” Yuvraj added. But after retiring some times I miss the game, later knows that I had played for many years and that makes me happy. Yuvraj appeared in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India, playing a key role in the side’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2007 and the ODI World Cup win in 2011. In the latter, Yuvraj was also named the Man of the Tournament.

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