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Yuvraj Singh Opens Up About His Equation With Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Nov 9, 2023 4:25 pm
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Yuvraj Singh, the legendary all-rounder of Indian cricket, has shed light on his relationship with star batsman Virat Kohli, following his recent revelation about not being close friends with former India captain MS Dhoni. Yuvraj and Kohli share a unique bond that dates back to the early stages of Kohli’s career. They have often exchanged birthday wishes and camaraderie on social media. However, Yuvraj disclosed that he refrains from bothering Kohli due to the latter’s busy schedule.

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Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli

When asked about his interactions with Virat Kohli, Yuvraj mentioned, “Not really. I don’t disturb him as he is busy. Young Virat Kohli’s name was Cheeku. Today’s Cheeku is Virat Kohli, there’s a big difference.” This casual approach reflects Yuvraj’s respect for Kohli’s commitments and priorities.

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Yuvraj Singh had already established himself as a prominent figure in the Indian cricket team, having played a pivotal role in India’s victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, when Virat Kohli made his international debut.

 

The two cricketers have shared the field in numerous international matches and have also been teammates in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yuvraj Singh commended Kohli for his remarkable dedication to fitness, acknowledging the transformative impact Kohli had on the team’s fitness standards.

“We all wanted to become a fit team but when he (Kohli) became captain there was a big difference. He set a benchmark,” Yuvraj Singh stated, emphasizing the positive impact of Kohli’s leadership on the team’s fitness culture.

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Yuvraj also lightheartedly remarked about Kohli’s football skills, playfully suggesting that he is the superior player in that regard. He humorously noted, “He thinks he’s a very good footballer, but I have more skills. He is young, he runs around. He thinks he is Cristiano Ronaldo but he isn’t. In cricket, he is. In terms of fitness, it matches (their mentality), and the focus on the game also.” This friendly banter highlights the camaraderie between the two cricketing stars, whose friendship has evolved over the years.