New Delhi: Flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh reckons that the rough patch in his career has made him "more matured and wiser" cricketer and he is now looking to cement his place in the Test squad.
The left-hander was dropped from both the One-day and Test sides last year following poor form but made a strong comeback in the World Cup, in which he emerged as player of the tournament.
"Yeah it`s been a very long time and I won`t deny the fact that I have changed for good. Now I am much more mature on and off the field," Yuvraj said.
"I have gone through lots of ups and down and have emerged stronger and wiser with experience. I am much more calm and controlled in every aspect of my life," he said.
Given his immense talent, Yurvaj has been an underperformer in Test Cricket. He made his Test debut in 2003 against New Zealand but has not been able to cement his place in the side.
The Punjab player wants to carry forward the good work in the One-day format to Test cricket, which he says is now his top priority.
"I am really working hard and I am sure given a chance I would like to put that record straight. I want to restructure my Test career and that is now my main aim.”
"Looking back at the last 10 years of my career, I won`t deny the fact that I feel little sad about my Test numbers. There could various reasons for that and I am not going into that. But what lies ahead is interesting and challenging," said the star cricketer, who is one of the most feared batsman in ODI and T20 but has a meagre 1639 runs against his name from 34 Tests.