ibnlive » Cricketnext

Yuvraj Singh determined to make India comeback

IANS
Aug 23, 2013 at 07:26pm IST

New Delhi: Out of favour Yuvraj Singh, hero of the 2011 World Cup, on Friday said he will be doing every thing possible in his capacity to regain his place in the Indian team.

Yuvraj said he was happy with the way the young Indian team had fared, winning the Champions Trophy and the ODI series in Zimbabwe, but felt it is the mix of young and experience that makes a team great.

ALSO SEE Yuvraj and Zaheer fighting tooth and nail for a comeback

"I am very happy with the way the youngsters have been performing. But it is the balance of seniors and youngsters that makes a team strong. For me, the most important thing is to play for the country and I will do every thing possible to play for the country again," Yuvraj said.

Yuvraj Singh determined to make India comeback

Yuvraj said he was happy with the way the young Indian team had fared, but felt it is the mix of young and experience that makes a team great.

The southpaw said he was not looking at the 2015 World Cup and his immediate goal was to get back in the team.

ALSO SEE Zaheer, Yuvraj return after overseas training

"The 2015 World Cup is very far. My immediate goal is to come back in the team. For that I have to play as much cricket as I can before the Challengers," he said.

Yuvraj, along with Zaheer Khan, had spent six weeks training in France to get back in shape. Yuvraj feels that training away from India and away from the constant media scrutiny helped him.

Yuvraj and Zaheer underwent intense fitness training at Brive La Gaillarde, a market town south of the centre of France. They trained under coach Tim Exeter, a high performance physical trainer well known in Europe's rugby and soccer fields.

"After recovering from cancer, I trained at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for a while. But I wanted to train away from India because there are a lot of distractions here. Just staying away from you (media) was of great help," said Yuvraj.

Yuvraj although said that a team couldn't be selected on the basis of past laurels but he reminded everyone that contribution of senior Indian players can't be forgotten easily.

"I am not saying that past success should be taken into account while selecting a present team but one shouldn't forget what we have achieved for the country," Yuvraj said.

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20: As it happened

NEXT  1st T20: Pakistan start Zimbabwe tour with a win