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India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has made it clear that he has no intention to retire right now as he is still “enjoying playing cricket”.
Yuvraj has been out of the national set-up since June 2017, but he is still optimistic about his chances of making an international comeback.
Should the 36-year-old want to accomplish this, his first will be to light up the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he will represent the Kings XI Punjab after being bought for his base price of INR 2 crores.
Furthermore, Yuvraj pointed out that he doesn’t want to walk away from the game with any regrets.
“I don’t want to leave the game with any regret, thinking I should have played for some more years,” Yuvraj told Sportstar Live. “I want to go when I feel it is the right time to go, when I feel I have done my best and I could not have done any more than this.
“I am still playing because I am enjoying playing cricket, not just because I have to play for India or I have to play the IPL. The motivation is definitely to play for India. I feel two or three IPLs are left in me.
“The journey has been nice. I have been a fighter, taking on tough situations. I like being a pillar of strength to people, for those suffering from cancer or going through other issues in life. I want to be known as someone who never gave up. Whether I play for India or not, I will give my 100 per cent on the field.”
Having made an emotional return in 2012 after beating cancer, Yuvraj revealed that once he retires, he will dedicate his time to his YouWeCan Foundation and support people fighting the disease.
He also conceded that he has an interest in coaching underprivileged children.
“Commentating is not my forte. Cancer (YouWeCan Foundation) is going to be my area of work in the future,” he said. “I love supporting young kids, I like interacting with the younger generation.
“Coaching is in my mind. I would identify underprivileged kids and focus on their sport and education. Education is as important as sport. You need to focus on both. Sport should not come at the cost of education.”