Swashbuckling Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh played his final One Day International (ODI) in Indian colours back in June 2017. Now, the southpaw has stated that he has set a deadline of the 2019 World Cup before taking a call on his career.
“I am going to look to play till 2019, whatever cricket I get to play. I will take a call when that year is over,” Yuvraj said.
The 36-year-old has been playing for the national team for nearly two decades. He knows that eventually, talks of retirement will crop up eventually.
“Everybody has to take a decision after a while. I have been playing international cricket since 2000, it has been almost 17-18 years on and off. So, I will definitely take a call after 2019,” he added.
He also spoke about the Kings XI Punjab and their immediate goal to qualify for the semi-finals.
“We are looking ahead to first qualify in the last four and I think we have got a great team this year. We have got a very powerful batting attack, smart bowling attack, and hopefully we look to qualify and then see if we can win the finals,” he said.
He also showered praises for teammate and explosive batsman Chris Gayle. The big West indian smashed a century against Sunrisers Hyderabad a few days ago. He also admitted that their main rival this season are the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“Oh, I am loving it. Chris has always been a friend off the field. He has been a great batsman, probably one of the most dangerous batsmen in the world and performing like a boss on the field. I am really happy for him and the way he is batting,” he continued.
“T20 cricket is unpredictable. Anybody can win on any day. But Chennai has always been a very consistent team and KKR has been playing really well. I think these are two really good teams in the IPL,”.
So the big question is, will Yuvi stick around for the 2019 World Cup?