Yuvraj Singh: I see Sachin Tendulkar as the Michael Jordan of Indian cricket

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Written by Anvita Singh
| New Delhi |

September 26, 2020 6:15:58 pm





Yuvraj Singh recounts how The Last Dance reminded him of the greatest and worst moments in his life and profession. (Photo: Netflix India/YouTube)

In Netflix’s new YouTube particular known as Stories Behind the Story, celebrities recount attention-grabbing, inspirational tales from their very own lives. Recently, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh made an look on the present and spoke about his idol and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Yuvraj drew parallels between his relationship with Tendulkar and the bond between celebrated basketball gamers Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He acknowledged that whereas watching the Netflix documentary The Last Dance, he was reminded of how Tendulkar had at all times motivated him all through his profession.

Yuvraj Singh seemed starry-eyed as he reminisced about his first encounter with the legend. He mentioned, “I didn’t want to take a shower because I shook hands with Sachin Tendulkar. I can’t explain what it was like to meet my childhood hero. I was over the moon.”

Recalling the time when he sat beside Sachin Tendulkar in the bus, Yuvraj mentioned, “I opened my kitbag and his photograph was there. He looked at it and said, ‘Nice picture, who is that batsman?’”

Later, Yuvraj Singh grew emotional remembering the time he was struggling together with his well being and varied accidents. He mentioned he went to Tendulkar for recommendation.

“When I look at The Last Dance, I see a very inspirational story of a great athlete who motivated his teammates. I see Sachin Tendulkar as Michael Jordan of Indian cricket. Michael Jordan wanted everybody to be better, and that is how Sachin was. If I look at the 2011 journey, I see myself as Kobe Bryant and Sachin as Michael Jordan. I have a relationship with him where I can talk to him about life, not just cricket,” Yuvraj concluded.

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