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'My kids are young..' Yuvraj Singh reveals when he will take up coaching roles

Published at :June 2, 2024 at 4:51 PM
Modified at :June 2, 2024 at 4:51 PM
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Jatin Khandelwal


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Yuvraj Singh has worked with the Punjab domestic team in recent years in an unofficial capacity.

Legendary Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed ambitions to become a coach and mentor of top-level cricket teams, but the 42-year-old has reserved it for the future.

Several players from the Punjab domestic cricket team have credited and thanked Yuvraj for his guidance and mentorship in recent years. The 2011 World Cup winner has been mentoring Punjab cricketers in an unofficial capacity.

One of those Punjab players who have learned from Yuvraj Singh is Abhishek Sharma, who took the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 by storm when opening for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The young left-handed opener played ultra-aggressive cricket and smashed 484 runs at a strike rate of 204 and was one of the key players for SRH.

Yuvraj Singh wishes to become a coach in the future

Speaking from the USA, where he is the ICC ambassador for the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Yuvraj Singh said that he wishes to become a full-time coach in the future as now he wants to spend time with his children. Yuvraj is the father of a two-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl.

“I would love to do that but with my state (Punjab) players, it gives me time. I can do according to my time. My kids are young. When they get a bit older, I would like to get into a bit more coaching and mentoring. I’m just taking my time,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by PTI.

Yuvraj is in the US right now for his role with the ICC for this year’s mega-event that kick-started on June 1. The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is being jointly hosted by the USA and West Indies.

Once again India are one of the favourites. However, the Men In Blue have a heart-breaking history of the past decade where they have failed to clinch a single ICC trophy despite being strong favourites in all competitions.

Yuvraj, who won two ICC titles with India, believes “it’s just a matter of time” before India ended their trophy drought.

“I just feel that we played the World Cup 2007 final and we’ve been the qualifying semis and I think it’s just a matter of time…I believe we have the self-belief of winning big tournaments. I think if India believes and backs themselves and play to their own strengths, I’m sure they’ll go all the way. And that’s what I believe in,” the former cricketer opined.

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