Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh reached PCA Stadium on Tuesday
The audience gallery in the name of Yuvraj-Harbhajan unveiled
40-year-old Yuvi had said goodbye to cricket in 2010.
Mohali. Former Indian cricket team batsman Yuvraj Singh said after being honored by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) on Tuesday that the state units should also appreciate the achievements of former domestic cricketers along with international. The 40-year-old veteran all-rounder retired in 2019 after playing international cricket for nearly two decades.
Yuvraj Singh reached the PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) stadium on Tuesday. Representing Punjab in domestic matches, he has played many matches in this stadium. Two spectator galleries named after Yuvraj and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh were unveiled during the first T20I of the three-match series between India and Australia.
Yuvraj Singh gets emotional
Yuvraj, who was one of the heroes who made India the 2011 world champion, came here wearing the ‘blazer’ of BCCI. When he was asked about this ‘blazer’, he got emotional. Yuvraj said, ‘It feels good to be back like this at the PCA Stadium. I am wearing a BCCI blazer in my stadium for the first time. It feels great to be called by my former union.’
Batting coach Vikram Rathod also honored
According to Yuvraj Singh, ‘Gulzari Inder Chahal, the new president of PCA, was a cricketer himself. He knows the importance of honoring former cricketers be it domestic or international. Domestic players should also be honoured. The PCA also felicitated former Punjab cricketers Bharti Vij, Mahesh Inder Singh, current India selectors Harvinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh Sr and current India batting coach Vikram Rathod at the unveiling of the visitors’ gallery.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 20, 2022, 20:57 IST