New Delhi: Life is also about making right statements in the right time. Yuvraj Singh, who until recently was seen as a India discard is back in the national team reckoning ahead of the limited overs series in Australia.
In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament, Yuvraj once again hit the limelight with a series of commendable performances. In Punjab's match Group A match against Rajasthan, the 34-year-old played a strokeful 78 not out of 59 deliveries to chase down the 270-run target with relative ease.
In the previous two matches, he contributed with both the bat and ball. And in the opener against Mumbai, he missed out on a hundred by seven runs.
So far, in the four matches, he has scored in the sequence of 78*, 36, 36, 93, even as some of the existing players of Team India have failed to perform in the premier domestic limited overs competition.
The match-winner has failed to impress the selectors in the last couple of years. He last played for India in 2014, at the World T20, where he failed to make an impression scoring just 100 runs in six games.
With India touring Australia for a five-match ODI and three-match T20 series next month, Indian selectors can seriously look into Yuvi's form and consider the proven southpaw as an option for that all-important middle over batting positions.
And more importantly, in the recently concluded South Africa series at home, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Team India was found wanting in the said position. India lost both the series to the visiting Proteas.
The Indian squad for the tour of Australia will be picked in Delhi on Saturday.
t's never late to call back the winners.