India middle-order batman Yuvraj Singh on Friday revealed that he has seriously considered retiring from international cricket when he was dropped from both the Test and ODI teams last year.
Yuvraj said it was the most trying period in his 10-year-long career and his parents helped him get through it with a smile.
"It was tough time for me. I think that was the toughest period for me in last 10 years. There was time when I asked myself do I want to continue. Seriously I thought do I want to play anymore or not. There was lot of negativity around me," he said.
"Everytime I hit the field, I was getting injured. That time was really bad for me. I just came out of it with the help of few good friends, my strong father and mother. Some amount of self motivation and hard training," said Yuvraj.
The 29-year-old left-hander was dropped from the squad that was picked for the Test series against Australia in Oct, 2010 at home and from the ODI squad for the Asian Cup in Sri Lanka in June last year.