Yuvraj: Youngsters today try to be what they are not on social media

Yuvraj Singh felt the current generation of cricketers take up different personalities when they take to social media platforms.

Yuvraj Singh

File photo: Yuvraj Singh also felt with more access to information, Indian players of today can maintain their fitness better.   -  GETTY IMAGES

He was a fearless batsman during his time. Now after calling time on his illustrious career, Yuvraj Singh has remained the same, calling a spade a spade.

During an Instagram chat with ace India pacer Jasprit Bumrah late on Sunday evening, Yuvraj, India’s 2007 and 2011 World Cup hero, took a dig at budding cricketers of today, who he felt try to be what they are not on social media platforms.

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“I feel they try too hard. They become what they are not when they are on social media,” Yuvraj said.

“I have seen many players who are otherwise very decent but on social media they become something else,” said the 39-year-old.

Bumrah, 26, added that upcoming players these days seek validation on social media.

“I have seen youngsters want validation on social media. That people say they are good. People’s opinion should not change perception and it should not matter. You need to have confidence in yourself,” said Bumrah.

The 26-year-old also revealed his mother is more active than him on social media. Yuvraj replied it is the same with all mothers as they shared a light moment.

Yuvraj also lauded the fact that this Indian team is extremely fit and takes care of their bodies. He said during their days, the splurge of information was not there regarding fitness.

“Today, there is so much information out there. It was not the case when we were playing so it helps and you guys are extremely fit,” said Yuvraj, who made his ODI debut in 2000 before retiring from international cricket in 2019.

He last played for India in September 2017 in an ODI against the West Indies.

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