Yuvraj Singh became the second Indian cricketer after Gautam Gambhir to possibly drop out of the India West Indies ODI series. And another illness is set to take the toll on the team composition.
Even with the controversy revolving around Gautam Gambhir and shoulder injury, the BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders has barely died down, Yuvraj Singh has apparently reported a lung infection and requested rest from the India West Indies ODI series.
Yuvraj Singh was the Man of the Tournament for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 following which he was the Pune Warriors India captain in the IPL 4 season before he was named in the India’s ODI squad for the West Indies. However, Yuvraj Singh was not able inspire the Pune Warriors to similar heights as he did for team India in the World Cup. With the Pune Warriors losing ground steadily over the season, it is possible that fatigue and weariness may also be playing a factor to compound what he says is a lung infection.
However, even as the BCCI is still weighing whether Gambhir should take his place in the Indian team squad as the Indian captain for the tour with the medical report suggesting a lengthy recuperation period, Yuvraj Singh has become another problem for the Indian selectors who will have to assess Yuvraj Singh’s illness and then decide whether the team will need to be rejigged again.
The number of Indian cricketers missing on the West Indies tour is growing alarmingly which should be some reason for concern.