Social media has seen a surge in cricketing stars indulging in interaction amidst lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, in a recent chat with Rohit Sharma on Instagram Live, cited out the difference between the players of his generation and the current crop of cricketers.
The current Indian vice-captain enquired the changes Yuvi has observed in contrast to the two sets of Indian players.
Yuvraj recalled the discipline he inherited from the experienced senior players when he first arrived in the team. In Yuvi’s words, the top cricketers taught him how to handle media and strive towards becoming proper ambassadors of the game.
But according to the two-time World-Cup winning cricketer, the current crop of players do not entirely obey the guidelines set by the senior cricketers in the team, namely Rohit and Virat Kohli.
Yuvi singled out the infamous Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul controversy and revealed that an instance like this was unimaginable during his cricketing days.
Yuvraj even scrutinized domestic cricketers’ affinity towards playing limited-overs cricket, due to the lucrative IPL contracts. The recently retired cricketer also singled out the tendency of modern cricketers to be reluctant to play the longer formats of the game.
Further, into the conversation, Rohit accepted about being responsible for some of the players in the team. Such that, the youngsters are able to handle the limelight and avoid distraction at a young age.
Rohit called out the case of Rishabh Pant and his struggles against the media scrutiny of late. Also, Hitman mentioned about Pant being fed up with the constant media judgements.