‘Felt I have shaken hands with God’ – When Yuvraj Singh met Sachin Tendulkar for the first time

Written by Toshi Pawar

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh completed one year of retirement from international cricket on Wednesday (June 10). Wishes poured in for Yuvraj, who is regarded as one of the finest all-rounders to have played for the country and produced numerous match-winning performances for the Indian team with both bat and the ball.

While he was known for his attacking style of batting and magnificent strokeplay, Yuvraj was an equally good spinner and provided breakthroughs with the ball at crucial junctures in several important games. He was also a superb fielder and was known for his athleticism on the field.

Wishing him on his retirement anniversary on Wednesday, legendary Sachin Tendulkar had shared how he was left impressed by Yuvraj’s quick reflexes and six-hitting abilities when he first met him as a youngster at a camp in Chennai. Yuvraj responded to the Master Blaster’s tweet and shared how he was left overwhelmed after meeting Sachin for the first time.

Yuvraj said he felt like having shaken his hands with God when he first met Sachin and thanked him for making him trust his own abilities. Yuvraj also promised Sachin to nurture more youngsters like the Master Blaster guided him.

“Thank u Master. When we 1st met, I felt I have shaken hands with god. U’ve guided me in my toughest phases. U taught me to believe in my abilities. I’ll play the same role for youngsters that you played for me. Looking 4wd to many more wonderful memories with you,” Yuvraj wrote replying to Sachin.


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