Yuvraj takes a dig at budding cricketers
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh criticized the young cricketers of today who he felt try to be what they are not on those platforms. He expressed his view during an Instagram chat with ace India pacer Jasprit Bumrah late on Sunday evening.
“I feel they try too hard. They become what they are not when they are on social media. I have seen many players who are otherwise very decent but on social media, they become something else,” Yuvraj said.
The retired Indian cricketer was considered one of the most decent cricketers of his team for his behavior. However, he was fearless with the bat while playing on the field.
Meanwhile, Star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah also agreed with Yuvraj during the chat session and added that young players these days ask for validation on social media.
“I have seen youngsters want validation on social media. That people say they are good. People’s opinions should not change the perception and it should not matter. You need to have confidence in yourself,” said Bumrah.
Yuvraj who made his ODI debut in 2000 and retired from international cricket in 2019 shared many things during Instagram live. He claimed that the information about fitness is easily accessible as compared to the days when he played for the Indian team.
“Today there is so much information out there. It was not the case when we were playing so it helps and you guys are extremely fit,” said Yuvraj.