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Yuvraj said that when life is at a fast pace, one does not realise but a lot of things have already happened while you are at home for the past 2-3 months.

More than a year after stepping aside from cricket, former left-handed middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh revealed why he retired from the game. Yuvraj said that when life is at a fast pace, one does not realise but a lot of things have already happened while you are at home for the past 2-3 months. 

He admitted that he had realised that he was dragging things. 

"When you are at a fast pace in life you don't realise a lot of things and suddenly you are like what has happened here and I am sitting here at home for 2-3 months, obviously for a different reasons. 

"I have got to a stage when cricket was not helping me mentally, I always wanted to play cricket but it was not helping me in a good state of mind. I was dragging myself and thinking 'when do I have to retire, should I retire, should I not retire, should I play for another season," recalled the 38-year-old during a recent chat with Gaurav Kapur.

Gaurav Kapur and Yuvraj Singh

"I miss the game sometime but more often I do not miss it because I have played for so many years. I get so many messages for fans, so much love that I feel really blessed. More than anything the respect the game has given you, and if you are happy with that respect you have earned for the last 20 years I think it's the right time to move on"

"So, I think the day I retired I was free, it was a very emotional moment, I can't put that in word but certainly, I feel free after that, mentally very happy. I hadn't slept since many years and I tried to sleep really well," he further added.

Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all formats on 10 June 2019. He played his last test match against England where he scored 32 and 11. His last international appearance for India was the ODI aganist West Indies,Where he scored 39 runs off 55 balls in that match after coming out to bat at no.4.He broke several record in the 2007 T20 World Cup

He slammed the fastest half-century in a clash against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup in Durban. He scored a fifty in just 12 balls and smashed six sixes off an over against Stuart Broad in the same match.