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India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has admitted that he may never represent his country again since he has not been picked for the past six months.
Singh has been in and out of the national team ever since he recovered from cancer in 2012, but he still remains hopeful about playing in the 2015 World Cup.
“It’s always disappointing when you don’t make it to the side,” he told Wisden India. “But, that said, the last two years have been patchy, up and down. So it’s not my call whether I should be picked. Hopefully things will change, and I will be picked again, otherwise life will be very depressing.”
With just over four months to go until the start of the 2015 World Cup, Singh knows that he doesn’t have much time to convince the national selectors to include him in India’s World Cup squad.
“What is the best opportunity that I have? Duleep Trophy, the Ranji one-dayers and whatever other games I can get,” he said. “As I said, if I can make it to the squad, it will be a great story. It will be awesome to come back and play for India in a World Cup again.
“Of course, there is a possibility that I may never play for India again. I have considered that. But there is also the possibility that I might play for India again, and as long as I believe that I can come back and I have it in me, I’m going to keep pushing myself.”
Even if he manages to be recalled into the national team, Singh noted that there is no telling how long he will carry on playing international cricket.
“Eventually the goal is to make a comeback to the Indian team, but it’s equally important not to lose sight of the fact that I play the game because I enjoy doing so,” he said. “As long as I’m enjoying myself, I will keep going, whether I’m playing for India, for Punjab or in the Indian Premier League. The goal is to enjoy my game.”