Yuvraj Singh wants to play Tests again

Yuvraj Singh has contributed a lot to Indian cricket but when it comes to Tests, he has not really achieved his full potential. Having made his international debut in 2000, Yuvraj has gone on to play only 40 Tests, having scored 1,900 runs at 33.92. He always gave an impression of being an underachiever when it came to Tests. He played in an era where the middle-order of Indian team was packed with the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman and therefore there were not many opportunities.

In an interview with Times of India, Yuvraj said, “When you have been the 12th man of a team for seven years, and you have greats like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Sehwag and Laxman, it’s difficult to get an opportunity, because that time we used to get one or two chances.”

Talking of the current situation, the all-rounder added, “When you’ve been the 12th man of a team for seven years, and you have greats like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Sehwag and Laxman, it’s difficult to get an opportunity, because that time we used to get one or two chances.”

Yuvraj is still hopeful of making a comeback and all he can do is keep performing in the opportunities he gets at the domestic level.

“There is an opportunity there, for sure. India is playing 13-15 Tests in India next. I have scored six-seven hundreds in the past couple of seasons in the Ranji Trophy. If I get a chance to play on spinning tracks, I have been playing spin well. I’d love to play Tests again. See, selection isn’t in my hand. All I can do is try my best,” he said.

It is unlikely that selectors will fall back to Yuvraj in the longer format but knowing his determination, it would not be a surprise if he gets back in the whites too.

He is currently a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad side in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). He is nursing an injury at the moment and is expected to be back in the first week of May.