Started thinking about retirement when Andrew Tye called me ‘Yuvi pa’: Yuvraj jokes with Bumrah


Yuvraj Singh joked with Jasprit Bumrah about how he started thinking about retirement from the sport two years back during the Indian Premier League when he was playing for Kings XI Punjab.

Jasprit Bumrah Istagram Photo

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jasprit Bumrah joined Yuvraj Singh for a live chat on Instagram
  • Yuvraj revealed how he had started thinking about his retirement 3 years back
  • Yuvraj also joked that he thought about quitting after playing with youngsters like Bumrah

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah got together on Instagram for a live session where the duo spoke about their love for the game, how they first met each and what all they are doing at home while in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yuvraj joked with Bumrah about how he started thinking about retirement from the sport two years back during the Indian Premier League when he was playing for Kings XI Punjab.

A funny incident made Yuvi realise that he was probably getting too old for the game, as he narrated the story to Bumrah.

“I realised I should retire after I played with you (Jasprit Bumrah) guys in the final stages of my career. But I actually thought of retirement first in 2018 when I was playing the IPL for Kings XI Punjab and Andrew Tye (Australia fast bowler) started calling me ‘Yuvi pa’,” Yuvraj told Bumrah.

Yuvraj also revealed that he was confident of Bumrah’s abilities after watching him bowl and had predicted that he would become the best bowler in the world one day.

“Three years back I had predicted that you would become the number one bowler in the world,” Yuvraj said.

Bumrah recalled how he had to work on his game and fitness to break into the international level despite being written off by critics for his bowling action.

“Many people told me I won’t play for long, there was an expectation that the last person to play for the country would be me. They told me I would just play Ranji Trophy. But I kept on improving and I persisted with my action,” Bumrah told Yuvraj.

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