October 6, 2012

Indian cricket

Knowing Yuvraj Singh the man

Abhishek Mukherjee

Ted Corbett, writing in the Hindu, focuses on Yuvraj Singh the "true gentleman" who was always himself and went out of his way to meet his fans.

I asked one or two people who know him well what sort of man he was. One told me the story of India’s game against England in the World Cup when, even though he had every excuse to miss it, Yuvraj turned up for a book launch in a bowling alley. He had promised and stayed long after he could have left and listened to a great mass of fans all “screaming as if he was a Beatle.”

With Yuvraj what you see is what you get. WYSIWYG, in computer language. Even though he is a man of massive sixes and subtle slow left-arm bowling Yuvraj is still “always himself and he is never ashamed to be himself.

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