There have been several players in the sport who braved the odds and achieved success. The Indian cricket team has stumbled upon some super-talented cricketers who were incredibly good even at a youthful age. Take, for example, Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj Singh has been a huge inspiration to billions of cricket fans across the country and the globe. His journey is well and truly inspiring.
His contribution to the Indian cricket team and the Indian Premier League has been nothing short of spectacular. Yuvraj Singh has been one of the vital cogs of the Indian cricket team in his heydays.
In fact, the sixer king retired from all forms of the game in 2019. The former prolific all-rounder was adjudged the player of the series in the ICC ODI World Cup 2011 tournament.
Yuvraj Singh aggregated 362 runs to his name in the marquee event. Apart from that, he bowled really well, bagging 15 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against Ireland.
Notably, Yuvraj Singh is the only cricketer to score a fifty and then take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. Moreover, the southpaw made a great effort and helped the team in clutch moments of the game.
Yuvraj Singh Opens Up On Still Being Careful With Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid And Anil Kumble
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh has opened up on still being extra careful with Indian icons including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble.
Recently, Yuvraj Singh marked his presence at an event with Viacom18 Sports in Mumbai, for the reason that Proteas’ new franchise league SA20.
Yuvraj Singh was present alongside his former Indian teammate Anil Kumble. The former Indian cricketer disclosed the secrets during the playing years of his cricketing career.
He added that how he was astonished by having the senior cricketers as teammates. He said even after two decades, he still has to be careful about what he says in front of Anil Kumble.
“After 20 years, I still have to be careful about what I say in front of him (Kumble). I think it was a bit of a shock, to be honest. There’s Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Tendulkar, and the likes of Ganguly (in the dressing room),” said Yuvraj as quoted by HT.
Meanwhile, the sixer king added that IPL has indeed bridged the gap between the senior and the young players. “There are all these guys you’re watching on television as a kid and straightaway, you were in the dressing room with them. You had to ask the coach to not be seated next to them. The coach used to say they’re your teammates so you have to sit next to them. So, it took a while to start talking to them. But what the IPL has done is that the youngsters are now more comfortable around the players,” he added.