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Yuvraj Singh to his father Yograj: Papa, even I die, I want you and India to see the World Cup trophy in my hands

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 June 2019, 10:39 IST
Yuvraj Singh Yograj

The star player of Indian cricket, Yuvraj Singh has finally announced his retirement from international cricket after a glorious spanning career of 19 years in international cricket. Recently, Yuvraj Singh in his retirement speech discussed his relationship with his father Yograj Singh, who himself was an ex-cricketer. Yuvraj Singh told that he used to call his father as 'Dragon Singh' and his relationship with him has not been so good.

Now Yograj Singh, the proud father finally has opened up about the whole career of Yuvraj Singh and his training. Yograj Singh told Indian Express, "It has been 40 years since I was dropped from the Indian team and I have lived with this pain through out my life. On the day of Yuvraj’s retirement, I want to tell that Yuvraj’s story began at that time. He was one-and-half-years old when I got him his first cricket bat and ball. My mother Gurnam Kaur bowled the first ball to him. We still have that picture."


Yuvraj Singh

Yograj Singh told that in the growing years he (Yuvraj) would skate and play tennis but Yograj didn't like it and he would break his skates and tennis racquets. He used to cry and he would call their sector 11 house a jail. Yograj also told that he used to call him as Dragon Singh. Yuvraj's father said that as a father he had the right to ask his son to get back his honour back and make him walk with the pride again.

"Yuvraj was six when I took him to Sector 16 Stadium, where I used to train. There used to a pace academy and I would tell Yuvraj to practice without helmet. Yuvi hated cricket and I made him love cricket, which is his life now. Usko cricket ki intoxication ho gayi and now the whole world knows what he has achieved." told Yograj Singh.


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Yuvraj Singh's father also told when he realized that he is being so harsh with his son. Yograj told that when his mother was on death bed she told him that he is being so harsh with his son (Yuvraj Singh).

Yograj Singh also unfolded the chapter what he felt when his son was suffering from cancer. Yograj Singh said, "I would ask God that this story cannot end this way. I would cry in my room all alone. I didn’t cry in front of him. He would tell me that ‘Papa, even I die, I want you and the whole country to see the World Cup trophy in my hands".

Yograj also told that recently two days before his retirement announcement, Yuvraj came to meet him in Chandigarh. Yograj told that those two days were best since Yuvraj started playing. They discussed the things they never discussed earlier. Yograj feels proud when his son (Yuvraj) thanked him for making him a man.

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First published: 12 June 2019, 10:39 IST