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Gautam Gambhir gives his take on ‘rested’ Yuvraj Singh’s Team India future


Gautam Gambhir gives his take on ‘rested’ Yuvraj Singh’s Team India future
Post India’s team selection for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour, it was reported that Yuvraj Singh failure to clear the Yo-Yo test was the reason behind his exclusion. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Gautam Gambhir made it clear that it will be difficult for Yuvraj Singh to make a comeback to Team India after he was picked for the ODI series and T20 against Sri Lanka.

Team’s chief selector MSK Prasad had stated that Yuvraj is not dropped but rested.

“Yuvraj has been rested,” Prasad had said while addressing the media before adding, “Doors are never closed on anybody. Everybody has got a right to play cricket. It’s their passion. They are chasing their passion. In terms of selection, we try to select the best possible team.”

Gambhir though felt otherwise.

“I don’t think ‘rest’ is the right word because he (Yuvraj) hasn’t played any cricket for quite a while and he would be wanting to play. If you want to see him at the World Cup, he should be given the maximum opportunity. Because, someone like Yuvraj, you want him in that flow, you want him in that rhythm. You can’t have someone like him playing in one series and resting thereafter,” Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo.

“So, I feel that it’s difficult now for Yuvraj to make a comeback. Hopefully, he does because he is one of the greats of the game,” added Gambhir.

Post India’s team selection for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour, it was reported that Yuvraj’s failure to clear the Yo-Yo test was the reason behind his exclusion.

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