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All state units should honor domestic players, not just international ones: Yuvraj Singh | Cricket News

MOHALI: Former India batter Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday stressed the need to recognize the achievements of ex-cricketers after being honored by the Punjab Cricket Association.
The 40-year-old, who played international cricket for nearly two decades before conjuring up a glorious career in 2019, appeared at the PCA stadium alongside his teammate Harbhajan Singh.
Two stands named after two of India’s greatest cricketers were unveiled.
The 2011 World Cup hero got a little emotional when asked about the BCCI blazer he wore when he hit the grounds.
“It’s a great feeling to be back at PCA Stadium so much. I’m wearing the BCCI blazer in my own stadium for the first time. It feels great to be called and recognized by my former parents’ association,” he told PTI.
“The new PCA chairman Gulzari Inder Chahal was a cricketer himself and probably knows the importance of recognizing former cricketers be it national or international. Even the domestic players need to be recognized,” said the two-time cricket world champion.
On the sidelines of the stand unveiling ceremony, the PCA also honored former Punjab cricketers – Bharti Vij, Mahesh Inder Singh, current India selector Harvinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh Sri and current Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour.
‘Difficult to coach full-time in this phase’
Yuvraj is one of the most approachable cricketers out there and has worked with young players such as Abhishek Sharma and Shubman Gill. Harbhajan is already supervising the current dispensation at PCA.
When asked if he is open to a long-term coaching role, Yuvraj said: “I still work with the players on and off. I have also worked with the Punjab cricketers in the past. But I want to see my kid grow up. So,, I’m not sure if I can commit to the association full-time at this stage,” he signed off.



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