Staging another comeback at International cricket Yuvraj Singh is in the front race for being the Comeback Cricketer of the Year, an award designed to motivate the dejected and rejected cricketers with hope and belief.
The winner will be selected from a poll on a cricketing website and as usual is supposed to be dominated by Indian supporters leading to an Indian player winning the same. It is speculated that BCCI has pressurized ICC to create such an award so that they could satisfy Yograj Singh, father of Yuvraj Singh.
It has to be noted that this is not the first time Yuvraj Singh is making a comeback in the team, just last year he was selected for the World T20 cup before he was again dropped for the West Indies T20s and is now back for the England tour of India. Virat Kohli, the new Captain of the Limited Overs Cricket is said to have backed the Left Hand Batsman once again inspite of the previously failing in RCB where he was bought for a whooping sum of Rs.16 Crore in 2015 . Kohli has congratulated Yuvi to be nominated for the award and has promised to drop him for the second ODI so that he could make yet another comeback in the third ODI.
Although Yuvi is the front contender of this award, Parthiv Patel is claiming it for his recent comeback in Test Career. He said “ I was the wicketkeeper before Dhoni’s debut and I am still around after Dhoni’s retirement” strengthening his case. Shahid Afridi the eternal cricketer is believed to lose out inspite of his repeated comebacks from his retirements. He blamed lack of internet access to Pakistanis the reason for this and already has written a letter to the PCB on the same.
The fourth and the final nominee is the West Indies team for coming back to terms with their Cricketing board, although there is still no clarity on it. Others who could not make it to the final 4 were Gautam Gambhir , Ashish Nehra and Anushka Sharma, surprisingly, all made a comeback in Virat’s team.