Yuvraj Singh will get emotional as stands at PCA Stadium Mohali named after him, Harbhajan
Mohali, September 20
Former India batter Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday highlighted the necessity to recognise the achievements of ex-cricketers after being honoured by the Punjab Cricket Affiliation right here.
The 40-year-old, who performed worldwide cricket for nearly 20 years earlier than calling time on an excellent profession in 2019, turned up on the PCA stadium right here alongside teammate Harbhajan Singh.
Two stands named after two of India’s best cricketers have been unveiled right here.
The 2011 World Cup hero received a tad emotional when he was requested in regards to the BCCI blazer he was sporting as he entered the premises.
“It is a good feeling to be again on the PCA Stadium like this. I’m sporting the BCCI blazer at my very own stadium for the primary time. It feels great to be known as by my former mum or dad affiliation and get acknowledged,” he informed PTI.
“The brand new PCA president Gulzari Inder Chahal was a cricketer himself and doubtless is aware of the significance of recognising former cricketers be it home or worldwide. Even the home gamers ought to be recognised,” the 2 time World champion cricketer mentioned.
On the sidelines of the stand unveiling, the PCA additionally honoured former Punjab cricketers — Bharti Vij, Mahesh Inder Singh, present India selector Harvinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh Sr and present India batting coach Vikram Rathour.
‘Powerful to decide to full time teaching at this stage’
Yuvraj is without doubt one of the most approachable cricketers round and has labored with younger gamers like Abhishek Sharma and Shubman Gill. Harbhajan is already guiding the present dispensation at PCA.
Requested if he’s open to a long run teaching function, Yuvraj mentioned: “I nonetheless work with the gamers on and off. I’ve labored with the Punjab cricketers up to now as properly. However I need to see my youngster rising up. So, I’m not certain if I can decide to one thing full time to the affiliation at this stage,” he signed off.