Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday, has had yet another very interesting live session on Instagram. In the latest live session, he was accompanied by his former India and IPL teammate Yuvraj Singh. Previously, he went live with former England skipper Kevin Pietersen and his India and IPL teammate Jasprit Bumrah.
As expected, the interaction between Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma was an interesting one. Both the players talked about how they became friends, their careers as well as the new culture in the Indian team. Yuvraj Singh lamented the fact that the youngsters do not have many seniors to look up to nowadays.
During the same interaction, Rohit Sharma also revealed that Yuvraj Singh was his cricket crush. Well, the friendship between the two goes a long way back. Rohit Sharma made his debut in 2007 and was part of the Indian team which won the inaugural World T20 where Yuvraj Singh starred.
In fact, Rohit Sharma made his debut in the same game against England where Yuvraj Singh famously hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. The right-handed batsman said that Yuvraj Singh was his crush and he wanted to emulate him in the Indian team.
“When I came into the team my cricket crush was Yuvraj Singh,” Rohit Sharma said.
“It was like Yuvi paa’s role was going to be my role, batting at No. 5, 6 and finishing off games. I always wanted to talk to him and learn,”added the batsman who started off as a middle order batsman before opening the batting.
The India ODI and T20I vice-captain also revealed the first meeting between him and the World Cup-winner. After being tickled by Yuvraj to reveal the story, Rohit said: “I was in the team bus for the first time.
“I was scared if I got late so I was early by 30 minutes. I sat on Yuvi paa’s seat. He was coming from the lobby, sunglasses on. I was thrilled to see him and as he came, swag se swagat kia (he welcomed me in style). ‘you know whose seat is this?’ He asked me. Then I was asked to sit somewhere else.”
“We have had a great relationship after that. I learnt so much from you. We had fun,” added the batting star.