Yuvraj Singh says India needs better selection panel
New Delhi : Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday expressed his feelings claiming that India needs to have a better selection panel.
"We do need better selectors, for sure. Selectors' job is not easy. Whenever they select 15 players, there will be talk that what will happen to the other 15. It's a difficult job but their thinking in terms of modern-day cricket is not up to the mark. It's my opinion," Yuvraj told reporters in Mumbai.
"I am always in favour of protecting the players and being positive about them. By talking negative about your players and team doesn't show you in true light. Character only shows when things are going wrong and you motivate the players. In bad times, everyone talks bad. We definitely need better selectors," he said.
He quoted an example of Vijay Shankar who got only four five innings and then never found a place in the playing eleven.
"In between, there was your Vijay Shankar, now he has vanished. You play him and then remove him. How can you make players this way? You cannot produce players by giving them just three or four innings, you have to give somebody a longer run," he said.
Yuvraj Singh had retired from all forms of cricket in June this year.