New Delhi, Arjun Tendulkar scored a century in his debut Ranji Trophy match. Arjun playing for Goa is believed to be the main reason for this feat due to Yograj Singh’s strict training and discipline. His father Sachin Tendulkar himself took Arjun to Yograj Singh. Now Master Blaster has shared a never before heard story about Yograj’s son Yuvraj Singh.
Months after winning the 2011 India World Cup title, Yuvraj revealed that he was suffering from cancer. Now Sachin Tendulkar has also revealed this secret and said that at that time he felt a drop in Yuvraj’s energy level. India had to start their campaign in the World Cup with a match against Bangladesh.
Sachin said in an Infosys program that everyone came to know that Yuvraj had a serious illness only after the 2011 World Cup. Yes, I definitely felt that his energy level was not what it used to be, so I called him to my hotel room a day before the match against Bangladesh. I spoke at length about his performance. Then I said, let’s have UV dinner.
Sachin said that before leaving the room I told Yuv that from tomorrow I will make a training program for you and it will start with fielding. You were a very good fielder but now I think your energy level has gone down a bit. I hope you work a little harder. We can practice together if you want.
I will give honest feedback on your performance. According to Tendulkar, I told Yuvraj that I can guarantee that gradually your graph will definitely go up. You just have to keep working hard.
This talk by the master blaster had a tremendous impact on Yuvraj and he played an important role in the team’s victory. UV scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets in the World Cup. He became man of the tournament.SS1MS