IPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh is thrilled to be playing under Rohit Sharma- the captain
"Rohit is a terrific captain."
Updated - Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Yuvraj Singh, the experienced all-rounder from Chandigarh, was recently picked up at his base price of INR 1 crore by Mumbai Indians (MI) in the auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 37-year-old couldn’t play as per expectations for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and was subsequently released by the franchise, captained by off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.
Yuvraj found no buyers in the first instance after which Mumbai bid for him. Later the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MI’s icon and team owner Akash Ambani agreed that Yuvi’s inclusion adds value to the team. Recently, Yuvraj expressed his eagerness to play for MI. Moreover, he also lauded Rohit Sharma for his incredible abilities as a skipper and also praised him as an individual.
We share a great camaraderie
“Yes, I think Rohit is a terrific captain, and he is someone who keeps his nerves pretty calm. You know, I have seen Rohit grow in front of me as a player, a cricketer and as a human. I think he is one of the best examples of a human being I have seen throughout a bunch of cricketers. He is definitely one of the greats in ODIs and a very humble human being,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying to the media.
Moreover, he also talked about their healthy relationship and is looking forward to playing under India’s batting stalwart. “We share a great camaraderie, and hopefully it works on the field, and you know, just really looking forward to playing under him,” Yuvraj remarked.
Talking about playing at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Yuvraj said: “It is a very emotional and strong place for any Indian cricketer, so I think I’m very excited and ecstatic to play in front of the Mumbai home crowd. As I said, hopefully, it should go well for us.”
Back in 2011, when MS Dhoni hit the World Cup-winning off Nuwan Kulasekara against Sri Lanka, Yuvraj had the privilege to experience the scenes from the non-striker’s end. Emotions are expected to flow of the all-rounder when he next walks into the renowned stadium.