When he was dropped I was very much hurt because such great players cannot be dropped just after few bad innings © Getty Images
Yograj Singh added when Yuvraj (above) was dropped he was very much hurt because player’s of Yuvi’s caliber cannot be dropped just after few bad innings © Getty Images

Chandigarh: Jubilant with Yuvraj Singh‘s comeback to the Indian T20 team for the Australian tour, his father Yograj Singh on Saturday insisted that such ‘great players should not be dropped just after few bad innings.’ “He has always been a very special player for India. I am not saying this because he is my son but because I have coached him. I always knew he was going to make a comeback because of the way things were going. I think the best thing that has happened to him is that both Yuvraj and Hazel are on the same level as far as fitness is concerned,” Yograj said. READ: Yuvraj Singh included in India’s T20I squad for Australia tour 2015-16

“His comeback was always on the cards. When he was dropped I was very much hurt because such great players cannot be dropped just after few bad innings. You got to push them up. A player must be pushed ahead when they are going down and I wish him (Yuvraj) all the best and I hope he wins lots of matches for India,” he added. Out-of-favour batsman Singh has made a comeback to Indian team as he has been included in the 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against Australia. Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16: Yuvraj Singh excels as Punjab thrash Rajasthan

However, the stylish left-hander was not selected for the five-match ODI series, starting from January 12. Yuvraj last played a T20I for India in the 2014, the ICC WT20 Final in Bangladesh, a match that India lost by six wickets.

The squad for the Australian tour is as follows:

ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rishi Dhawan, Barinder Singh Sran

T20I squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra