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Yuvraj Singh Mentions Potential Mentorship Role in Indian Cricket
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh hinted at a future mentorship role to help mentally prepare the Indian cricket team for upcoming challenges. During the launch of the Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence in Kolkata on January 13, 2024, the World Cup-winning hero expressed his desire to assist the team in handling pressure situations better.
Addressing India’s Quest for ICC Trophy
India’s quest for an ICC trophy has been marked with disappointment, especially after their defeat in the 2023 World Cup final against Australia. Yuvraj Singh emphasized the need for the Indian team to perform better under pressure and highlighted the importance of winning major championships, citing Australia’s success in the World Cup.
Challenges Faced by the Indian Cricket Team
Yuvraj Singh raised concern over India’s performance in major tournaments, pointing out their losses in the World Test Championship finals and their exits at the semifinal stage in the ODI World Cups. He stressed the significance of mental preparation in addition to physical training to make crucial decisions during high-pressure moments.
Yuvraj Singh’s Mentoring Plans
Expressing his love for mentoring and desire to give back to cricket, Yuvraj Singh discussed his intention to support young players and help them overcome mental challenges in big tournaments. He expressed confidence in his ability to contribute, particularly in the middle order, by addressing both technical and mental aspects of the game.
Aspirations in IPL
Yuvraj Singh also expressed his interest in being a mentor for an IPL side but emphasized that his current priority is his children. Once his children start school, he plans to devote more time to coaching and mentoring young players. He mentioned his desire to contribute to the development of young talent and indicated interest in being part of an IPL team in the future.
As Yuvraj Singh looks ahead to the coming years, he remains committed to giving back to cricket and helping the next generation of players improve, with a focus on mental preparation and technical skill development.