Yuvraj Singh conferred Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh (R) received the prestigious Arjuna Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan from President Pranab Mukherjee PTI

New Delhi: Aug 29, 2012

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award on Wednesday by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Yuvraj said it was an honour to get the Arjuna award and the recognition would motivate him for a strong comeback, starting with the two T20 Internationals against New Zealand early next month.

Yuvraj received the prestigious award at Rashtrapati Bhavan from President Pranab Mukherjee.

“It is a great honour to get the award from the President of India. I finally got it after being nominated for it in the past. I am working hard for a successful comeback and this will motivate further to give my best,” said Yuvraj.

Yuvraj was included in the World T20 side earlier in the month, triggering speculations about his fitness.

Asked about former cricketers, including Sourav Ganguly, raising fears about his fitness, Yuvraj said: “The experts can say whatever they want to. They are not watching me train. I have been working hard for the last three months and the only thing I need is match practice. I am eagerly looking forward to the matches against New Zealand.” (PTI)