Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes helped him reach 50 runs from just 12 balls in the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup
India selection committee chairman Kris Srikkanth has announced that he wants to see flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh make his international return during the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup.
Singh, who is recovering after undergoing treatment to remove a cancerous tumour from his lung, has begun training vigorously in order to get back in shape.
“Yuvraj has started practice, which is a very good thing. A guy who has won the World Cup should come back. We are all hoping for that. We want Yuvraj back for T20 World Cup,” Srikkanth said.
Srikkanth also noted that the squad for the Twenty20 World Cup would be picked after discussions with head coach Duncan Fletcher.
“One good thing is that Duncan Fletcher is with us. We have discussions over phone. They are healthy discussions,” he said.
Singh, was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC 50-over Cricket World Cup, in which India became the first side to win the trophy on home soil.
The batsman also played an instrumental part in India’s victory during the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2007, with the highlight of the tournament coming from him as well, when he smashed six sixes in an over off England’s Stuart Broad.
This year’s Twenty20 World Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka, and is scheduled to start on September 18.