With no action going around at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday, once again did a live session on Instagram. He had previously done live sessions with Kevin Pietersen and Jasprit Bumrah. In the latest live session, Yuvraj Singh was his partner.
In normal circumstances, Rohit Sharma would have been playing in the Indian Premier League. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI has suspended the league till April 15. Cricket events across the world are currently suspended due to the pandemic.
During the interaction, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma spoke on a number of topics. Interestingly, the former India batsman said that the current generation of young India players lacks respect for their seniors. Yuvraj Singh made the comment when Rohit Sharma asked him the difference between the current slot of India cricketers and the players in the time of the allrounder.
“I felt when I came into the team or when you (Rohit) came into the team. Our seniors were very disciplined. Obviously there was no social media so there were no distractions. There was a certain behavior that we boys had to carry, how they talk to people, how they talk to media. Because they were the ambassadors of the game and India,” Yuvraj Singh was quoted as saying by India Today.
“So that is what I had told you guys. After playing for India, you have to be more careful about your image. But I feel the third generation. There are only you two seniors, Virat and you, who are playing all the formats, rest of the guys are coming and going. I just feel there are very fewer guys to look up to and I feel that a sense of respect towards seniors, that has become a thin line now,” he added.
The World Cup-winner further said that social media is responsible for the line bridging between the seniors and the juniors. He said that behaving like youngsters do nowadays was unthinkable when he was an youngster in the team.
“I think juniors, because of social media, party scenes, these things, we could not even think about that in our time. Because we had that fear that if we do some mistake our senior will tell us that do not do this, this is not right,” said Yuvraj Singh.