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14 Feb 2018

Coaching on mind post-retirement, says Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh on his retirement

Yuvraj Singh, who has been out of Indian team since last June, is hopeful of making a comeback and feels that he still has a couple of years of cricket left in him.

In his latest media interaction, Yuvraj Singh, among many things, revealed his retirement plans.

He said that coaching is something that is on his mind after retiring. More on this.

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Yuvraj Singh on his retirement
"Don't want to leave the game with any regret"

Right time for retirement

"Don't want to leave the game with any regret"

On being probed about when he plans to retire Yuvraj said, "I don't want to leave the game with any regret, thinking I should have played for some more years. I want to go when I feel it is the right time, when I feel I have done my best."

He added that he still plays because he enjoys playing cricket.

Career in numbers

Yuvraj has been part of 40 Tests where he scored 1,900 runs at an average of 33.92, 304 ODIs where he has 8,701 runs at 36.55 average. He played 58 T20Is scoring 1,177 runs. He has a total 17 international centuries across his career.

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No inclination for commentary

Post-retirement plans

Shedding light on his post-retirement plans, Yuvraj said that commentary was not his forte.

The cricketer, who battled cancer, said that he wants to work in that area after retiring through his "YouWeCan Foundation."

Stating that he would like to take up coaching, Yuvraj said that he wants to work with underprivileged children with a focus on their sport and education.

Immediate assignment

Yuvraj, who stressed that he has two or three IPLs left in him, will be next seen playing for his home franchise "Kings XI Punjab". Punjab signed him at his base price of Rs. 2 crore.

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