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They try too hard on social media: Yuvraj Singh on young cricketers

Written by Abhishek Patil

Thus, former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah joined each other for an Instagram live session on Sunday (April 26) to discuss several aspects of the gentlemen’s game and speak on each other’s careers. With them also resorting to a widely popular social media platform, i.e. Instagram, the two cricketers spoke on the impact it has on youngsters.

Yuvraj went a step ahead and also shared his thoughts on how young and budding cricketers approach on social media at present. He stated, “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.”

Yuvi further opined, “I have seen youngsters want validation on social media. That people say they are good. People’s opinion should not change perception and it should not matter. You need to have confidence in yourself,” added the former 38-year-old left-hander.

Before signing off in this regard, Yuvi, however, praised the young guns and the current bunch of Indian cricketers for their fitness in today’s times. “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,” he stated.

Both Yuvraj and Bumrah threw quite a few interesting questions to each other on varied topics. Yuvi managed to put the 26-year-old pacer in a spot of bother when he asked to choose between Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the greatest batsman in the world. While Bumrah avoided answering it at first, he finally replied by mentioning ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar as his choice.

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