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Yuvraj Singh, former India cricketer who contributed immensely in India’s 2011 ODI World Cup campaign, recently mentioned that he was initially passionate about roller skating but his father eventually motivated him to shift his focus to cricket. Yograj Singh, Yuvi’s father who was also a cricketer trained his son very hard to make him able to play for India.

When Yograj motivated Yuvraj to focus on cricket

Speaking about the same, the 41-year-old credited his father for his success in cricket. Yuvraj who even won an Under-14 championship in roller skating took the social media to share about his father’s dream to see him play cricket for India.
“I remember when I would spend all my time roller-skating around the house. I was so happy when I won the Under-14 Roller-Skating Championship. But it was my father’s wish that I pick up the bat and play cricket for my country.” He added, “And since then, there wasn’t a day that he would not take me to training on time. I think he saw himself in me. If it weren’t for his persuasion and belief, I would not have become the person that I am today.”

Yuvraj’s legendary contribution

Yuvraj Singh, the legendary cricketer debuted in an ODI match against Kenya in October 2000. He, instantly became part of Sourav Ganguly’s famous men in blue that arguably changed the dimension of Indian cricket. He played a crucial role in India’s T20 World Cup victory in 2007 followed by the ICC World Cup victory in 2011. In fact, during the period he was suffering from illness and was later diagnosed with cancer.

Yuvraj who was visibly unwell and was seen vomiting blood during one of the matches of the tournament, did not stop taking part in the World Cup despite his health issues. Eventually India won World Cup after a long wait of 28 years. He underwent treatment later and made a comeback in 2012 and played till June 2019 for India.

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Yuvraj Singh, former India cricketer who contributed immensely in India’s 2011 ODI World Cup campaign, recently mentioned that he was initially passionate about roller skating but his father eventually motivated him to shift his focus to cricket. Yograj Singh, Yuvi’s father who was also a cricketer trained his son very hard to make him able to play for India.

When Yograj motivated Yuvraj to focus on cricket

Speaking about the same, the 41-year-old credited his father for his success in cricket. Yuvraj who even won an Under-14 championship in roller skating took the social media to share about his father’s dream to see him play cricket for India.
"I remember when I would spend all my time roller-skating around the house. I was so happy when I won the Under-14 Roller-Skating Championship. But it was my father’s wish that I pick up the bat and play cricket for my country." He added, “And since then, there wasn’t a day that he would not take me to training on time. I think he saw himself in me. If it weren’t for his persuasion and belief, I would not have become the person that I am today."

Yuvraj’s legendary contribution

Yuvraj Singh, the legendary cricketer debuted in an ODI match against Kenya in October 2000. He, instantly became part of Sourav Ganguly’s famous men in blue that arguably changed the dimension of Indian cricket. He played a crucial role in India’s T20 World Cup victory in 2007 followed by the ICC World Cup victory in 2011. In fact, during the period he was suffering from illness and was later diagnosed with cancer.

Yuvraj who was visibly unwell and was seen vomiting blood during one of the matches of the tournament, did not stop taking part in the World Cup despite his health issues. Eventually India won World Cup after a long wait of 28 years. He underwent treatment later and made a comeback in 2012 and played till June 2019 for India.