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Yuvraj disappointed by ODI omission for series against Australia

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New Delhi: Indian batting all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who was recalled to the Twenty20 squad for the series against Australia, has expressed his disappointment for not being included for the ODIs.

“To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed that I am back only in the T20I squad, not for the ODIs. However, there’s happiness that I’m back after quite a while. The disappointment is personal and I hope I’m not misunderstood and that nothing at all is taken out of context,” the 34-year-old was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Describing the condition in Australia as ‘challenging’, Yuvraj said that he would try to give his best in the upcoming tour.

Yuvraj, who made his last appearance in the 2014 World T20 final, further admitted that the shortest-format of the game was quite demanding due to its compressed nature.

“The 20-over game isn’t easy. That said, I’m positive, for that’s the way I am. I have the confidence to try and do my best in the opportunities I get. The dressing room needs to have belief in me. I’m sure I’ll get the support I need,” the big-hitting batsman added

The 34-year-old swashbuckling batsman also cited strong domestic season as the reason behind his comeback to the national side. Yuvraj is currently the highest run-getter for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and led his side to secure a quarterfinal berth.

India will play a five-match ODI series (from January 12) followed by three-match T20 series against Australia, starting from January 26. (ANI)