Yuvraj explains how he is grooming Punjab’s cricketers
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was last seen playing cricket in the Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21. The tournament garnered global attention as people all over the world watched the tournament in a bid to support their favourite stars.
The tournament featured retired cricketers. It was organised by the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra to create and raise awareness about road safety. Case in point, Yuvraj Singh has explained how he is grooming Punjab cricketers.
Although he is not seeing himself become the full-time coach in the future, the stalwart is doing his maximum best to nurture the budding cricketers from Punjab by offering them some important English lessons.
It is cognizance of the fact that there is a love-hate relationship between the Punjab team and English. Several players from the state openly confessed about how players are not fluent in English.
Yuvraj Singh explains how he is helping Punjab’s cricketers
Speaking on “22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur”, the 2011 World Cup hero said how he helps budding Punjab players be match-ready by providing them important English lessons.
“I don’t think in the long run I would like to take up coaching, because I would have a lot to do elsewhere. I would probably work with guys that I like and I will pick them. But when I do that, I spend a month or two with them. Talking to them every day, working on their game, their vocabulary etc.
Working on how they will speak if they get a Man of the Match tomorrow. I make them read English,” Yuvraj Singh mentioned.
Some years ago on Gaurav Kapur’s show “Breakfast with Champions”, Yuvraj hilariously shared how some of the Punjab cricketers are superb English orators. “Our Punjab team is full of intellectual blokes. They speak such good English that those who know the language will also forget it! Harbhajan Singh, our captain, made a rule that on Sunday we have English day in the Punjab team.
Whoever broke the rule and spoke in Punjabi had to give a Rs 1000 fine,” Yuvraj Singh had revealed on the show.“When they start speaking it is hilarious,” said the veteran.
Last but not least, he opened up the Punjab dressing room talks. The 39-year-old said: “I ask them if you get a Man of the Match what will you go and say? They say that we will speak in Punjabi! I then have to explain to them how the presenters may not know Punjabi. I encourage them to speak in English. When they start speaking it is hilarious!” Yuvraj claimed.