A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Sourav Ganguly astonished by Yuvraj Singh’s inclusion in India’s World T20 squad

Ganguly feels that Singh may not have been the best of picks since he has not played international cricket for a while

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed his surprise over the fact that batsman Yuvraj Singh has made the cut for the 15-man World Twenty20 squad after recovering from a rare form of germ cell cancer.

Singh has not played any international cricket since leading India to victory at the International Cricket Council (ICC) 50-over World Cup.

“I am a bit surprised. I just wish he physically stays well because you know he has come out of a…what can I say, a big disappointment. He has recovered, which is the best thing that can happen, but it has not been a long time and I wish and pray he sustains,” Ganguly said.

However, Ganguly was glad to see the return of Harbhajan Singh for the World Twenty20.

“He is a class act. When you play for a long time you have hiccups. But I am happy that he has made a comeback,” Ganguly said.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Rajeev Shukla, who hailed the return of Singh, stated the he will be a huge morale booster for all the other Indian players on the team.

“It is a very courageous effort on part of Yuvraj Singh and everybody should welcome it. It would lift the morale of other players in the team,” Shukla said.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, also expressed his happiness over Singh’s return to the squad and expected him to flourish at the tournament.

“What I am today is partly because of of Yuvi. The first time I broke into some kind of great cricket it was when he was the captain of Challenger side and he actually encouraged me and motivated me a lot to move ahead in my career. I am very pleased that he is back and I will be very happy if he comes back with a bang getting some runs for the team,” Ashwin said.

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