A photo posted by Yuvraj Singh (@groovi12) on

 

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Sunday shared a photo of him feeding poor children. Yuvraj, who last appeared for India more than a year ago in 2014, has not been able to make a comeback into the national side. He was ignored for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there was a lot of criticism which the Indian selectors and the cricket management had to face after the Indian superstar was ignored. Despite not being in the plans of the Indian selectors and away from the limelight of international cricket, Yuvraj rules the hearts of the Indian fans and there are many who still want to see him back on the cricket field.

The 33-year-old was embroiled in a controversy which did not generate much interest from the public. The all-rounder, who suffered from a rare form of cancer got a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakhs from the Indian sports ministry. The money that he received was under the banner “National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons”. The fund was actually started to financially support outstanding sports personalities in the country, who are reportedly not in a good state.

Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror, “We didn’t ask anyone for any financial help and we definitely did not apply for it. Mr [Ajay] Maken himself contacted us and sent us a cheque of Rs 5 Lakh. We have always maintained that BCCI reimbursed all the expenses of Yuvraj’s treatment and some people helped us voluntarily.”