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.