Putting an end to all speculations, veteran Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket in a bid to opt for a freelance career in ICC approved foreign Twenty20 leagues.
The move was declared at a media interaction at a plush South Mumbai hotel on Monday.
According to the news agency PTI, a senior BCCI official confirming speculations about his retirement said, “He would like to speak to the BCCI and get more clarity on plying his trade in tournaments like GT20 (Canada), Euro T20 Slam in Ireland and Holland as he has offers,” said the BCCI source.
The news does not come as a surprise to many as the Indian Cricketer had last played a Test match for India in 2012 and featured in a limited-overs series in 2017. Although he last featured in IPL 2019, he had almost gone unsold untill Mumbai Indians clinched him at his base price. He played only four matches for the franchise scoring 98 runs with one half-century.