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Test opportunity came when Sourav retired, but unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer: Yuvraj Singh

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh needs no introduction. He was the team’s match-winner and was part of many famous victories including the World Cup.

However, beating cancer is probably the best ever. The left-handed batter had a long international career but he says that he wanted to play more Test matches. However, he added that he is glad for all the experiences in his life.

“Experiences, good or bad, are a part of your learning and growth and I cherish them. Right from my early days to the 2011 World Cup to battling cancer and being back on the field, my career and personal life have seen several milestones and these experiences have made me the person I am today,” Yuvraj told Times Now.

“I am extremely grateful to my family, friends, colleagues and fans who have supported and motivated me every step of the way,” he added.

“When I look back I feel that I would have wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket. In those days, it was difficult to get a spot amidst star players like Sachin, Rahul, Virendra, VVS Laxman, Sourav – who started opening,” he said.

“Landing a spot in the middle-order was difficult. Moreover, compared to today’s generation who get to play ten-plus Test matches, we used to get one or two opportunities. My opportunity came when Sourav retired, but unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer and my life took a different turn,” Yuvraj added.

“Nevertheless, I am happy with my journey and extremely proud to have played for my country,” he further said.

Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests for India in which he scored 1,900 runs at an average of 33.92. He scored three centuries and 11 fifties in his career.

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