Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has requested Indians to be patient during the coronavirus lockdown as it’s only “a matter of time” before things get back to normal in the country. He made the revelation during an Instagram Live session with current India opener Rohit Sharma.
I am getting the feeling that people in Delhi are losing patience. I would like to tell them that it is a matter of time. It is important that people practice social distancing. They should know how to keep their immune system better. People should look to focus on themselves, Yuvraj said on the lockdown
“It is just like voting. You cannot think, what will happen if I do not do my duty. It is just about patience. Everyone needs to look at it individually, added Yuvraj.
During their interaction, Rohit and Yuvraj spilled the beans on a funny incident that happened when the former made his foray into the Indian side.
“When I came into the team, my cricket crush was Yuvraj Singh. I just wanted to talk to Yuvraj, I wanted to see how he prepares, the role that Yuvraj had, I had to essay the same role eventually in the middle order,” Rohit said during the session.
“When it came to fielding, I wanted to learn from Yuvraj. There was an incident in which I had entered the team bus early, I was half an hour early and I had taken the seat which was originally reserved for Yuvraj. He then entered the bus and I thought ‘that is how you make an entry’,” he added.
Rohit then went on to narrate what Yuvraj did when he found out his seat was already occupied.
“He asked me ‘do you know whose seat this is’? He then said, ‘get up, it is my seat, you go sit on another seat’. RP Singh had told me that the seat was Yuvraj’s but I still chose to sit there. Having said this, we have a good relationship now,” Rohit said.
Yuvraj also had high words for Sharma and went on to say that he had predicted that among the younger lot, Rohit Sharma would go on to become a really matured player.
Rohit had a remarkable 2019 as he became the first player to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup.
He also went on to open the batting in Test cricket and saw immediate success.