I will reveal the names behind my son Yuvraj's WC 2015 snub after he retires: Yograj Singh
Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has said that he knows why his son was ignored from the Indian squad for the 2015 World Cup and will reveal everything after Yuvraj retires from professional cricket. The Indian squad for the marquee tournament was announced on January 6 after the All-India Senior Selection Committee’s meeting at Mumbai.
Yograj, who is a former Indian international himself, when asked about Yuvraj’s exclusion, said: "I know what is happening (why he is being ignored and not selected in team) and for a long time, but this is not the platform (through media) where I will discuss these things.”
"I promise you that when my son retires, I will reveal it all (the injustices meted out to him)."
‘Yuvraj is in high spirits’
The 56-year-old, who has represented India in 1 Test and 6 ODIs, speaking to PTI, said that Yuvraj remains undeterred despite not being part of the Indian team. He said: “Oh no worries, dad, I will come to Chandigarh and we will practice soon, this was Yuvraj's message to me today.”
Even though Yuvraj wasn’t in the preliminary squad, the shoulder injury that Ravindra Jadeja picked up during the ongoing Australian Test series gave him a window of hope. The selectors, however, opted to gamble with Jadeja, whom they believe will be fit in time for the tournament, which starts on February 14.
‘There is justice in God’s court’
Yuvraj was the man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, helping India win the crown by shining both with bat and ball. The 33-year-old last represented his country in a T20 match in April 2014, which also happened to be the final of the T20 World Cup. He was, then, dropped owing to poor form.
Yograj said: "Yuvraj is not somebody who melts like snow, I have not raised him that way. He is a tough guy, who is known to weather every storm that comes his way. What if his caravan has left him behind, he too will race ahead and bounce back soon."
"For 15 years, he (Yuvraj) has given his blood and sweat to the Indian team, he was battling cancer, yet he fought hard and brought the (2011) World Cup back to India after a long gap. He fought with the ailment successfully... Our job is to play cricket, do our best and leave the rest to God."
Comparing his son’s situation to his own, Yograj said that his cricket career came to an abrupt end "because of someone who did not wish to see him progress". He added: "After all, there is justice in God's court. Even mighty rulers who had great false pride one day had to bite the dust.”