Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer celebrated for his extraordinary contributions to the sport, recently shared his thoughts on his son’s potential cricketing career in a candid interview. Despite his own storied history in cricket, including iconic moments like his six consecutive sixes in the 2007 T20 World Cup and being named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj revealed that he does not wish for his son to follow in his footsteps.
Speaking on TRS Clips, Yuvraj Singh expressed his concerns about the immense pressure placed on cricketers’ children, particularly those with famous parents, due to constant media scrutiny and public expectations. He said, “I don’t want my son to become a cricketer. The pressure the kids have these days, especially the children of cricketers, I feel it’s a lot. It’s not easy on them as our public and media keep on comparing them (with their parents).”
Yuvraj also shared an amusing anecdote about introducing his son to golf, one of his personal interests. He recounted providing his young son with a plastic golf set and teaching him a few golf shots. However, to Yuvraj’s surprise, his son’s natural inclination gravitated toward a cricket bat.
“One day, he was at my sister-in-law’s house. Over there, he did not pick up the golf stick but took a cricket bat and started running here and there. So, there are certain things which are natural, and you can’t really help them. If he wants to be a cricketer, I will definitely support him, but I will also be Terminator 4 (laughs),” Yuvraj Singh humorously remarked, acknowledging his son’s innate attraction to cricket.
Yuvraj Singh, whose international career spanned 17 years, participated in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs, and 58 T20Is. He amassed a total of 1900 runs in Tests, 8701 runs in ODIs, and 1177 runs in T20Is. Yuvraj’s remarkable journey in cricket was marked by both triumph and adversity, including his triumphant comeback following a battle with cancer. He played his last international match in 2017 and announced his retirement in 2019, leaving a lasting legacy in the sport.