Aug 19, 2022, 18:38 IST

After Yuvraj Singh yet another former Indian cricketer signals return to the field


Indian cricket fans are abuzz with the reports of Yuvraj Singh making a comeback to the cricket field. The former Indian left handed swashbuckling batter had posted a video of himself batting in the nets and was seen hitting a few balls on the pitch as well. It is speculated that Yuvraj could be part of the UAE or the CSA T20 league, as he hasn’t been formally announced for the Legends League Cricket. Following on the announcement of Yuvraj’s return to the field, yet another former India cricketer has now marked his return to the field.

The story as it happened –

Former Indian opener and two time IPL winning skipper for KKR, Gautam Gambhir has made himself available for the Legends League Cricket. The former Indian opener called time on his career after playing his last game in 2018. Gambhir scored a century for Delhi in his last game and then hung up his boots. Gambhir then joined politics and won a seat in Delhi for the ruling BJP government. Gambhir is now part of the Lucknow Supergiants team as a mentor and saw his side reach the play-offs.

Gambhir has his say –

Gautam Gambhir while releasing a statement to the media said “I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming legends league cricket from September 17th onwards. I’m excited in anticipation of being on the cricket field again. It’ll be a privilege and honor to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket”. Raman Raheja the CEO and one of the founders of the league said “Who will ever forget Gautam’s match-winning 97 runs in the 2011 WC Finals?” I am sure fans will be expecting to experience the same nerve-chilling performance(s) from Gautam and other iconic players in (LLC) Season 2″

Gambhir a true match winner –

Gambhir made his ODI debut for India 2003 under Sourav Ganguly during the Tri series against Bangladesh and South Africa. He made his test debut a year later in Mumbai against Australia. Gambhir scored a crucial 75 in the final against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 WC final. 4 years later he scored 97 in the final of the 2011 WC final against Sri Lanka at Mumbai to help India win the title after 28 years. Gambhir was the KKR skipper when the team won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014. His last ODI for India was in 2012, while he last played test cricket in 2016.