It was Kohli’s faith which kept me playing or else I would have retired from the game
स्रोत: News Bharati English      तारीख: 20-Jan-2017

New Delhi, January 20: One of the most spectacular player of Indian cricket team, Yuvraj Singh made a magnificent comeback after three years and scored a century in second ODI match against England said that he would have taken retirement from the game if captain Kohli not shown faith in him.


Yuvraj after winning the match further said, “Self-confidence is a key point and it is always there when you have the backing of the team and captain. I think Virat has shown a lot of trust in me and it was very important to me that people in the dressing room trust me."

Yuvraj said that he thought of retirement at one stage after a fight against cancer but it was Kohli's trust in him that made him think about repaying the faith.


"There was a particular time when I was thinking of my retirement from the game. I think a lot of people have helped me throughout this journey. My theory is of never giving up. So I never gave up, kept working hard. I knew times will change,” Yuvraj added.

Yuvraj further said, "It feels great. It's been a while since I got a hundred. I came back after recovering from cancer, the first 2-3 years were very hard. I had to work hard on my fitness and I was in and out of the team. I was not able to get a permanent spot."

Embeded ObjectNotably, Yuvraj in the second ODI against England in Cuttack on Thursday score 150 runs in just 127 balls. It was Yuvraj’s this special inning due to which India managed to win second ODI and also bagged the series too. Yuvraj’s last international hundred came way back in 2011 World Cup in Chennai.

Importantly, Yuvraj returned in the team on his strong performances in Ranji Trophy this season that saw him hit another career-best -- 260 against Baroda in October last year.