MUMBAI: 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, whom he felt attempt to be what they're not on those platforms.
"I feel they try too hard. They become what they're not once 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 lately seek validation on social media.
"I have seen youngsters want validation on social media. that people say they're good. People's opinion shouldn't change the perception and it shouldn't matter. you would like to possess confidence in yourself," said Bumrah.
The 26-year old also revealed his mother is more active than him on social media. Yuvraj replied it's the same with all mothers as they shared a light-weight moment.
Yuvraj also lauded the very fact that this Indian team is extremely fit and takes care of their bodies. He said during their days, the splurge of data was not there regarding fitness.
"Today there's so much information out there. it absolutely was not the case once we were playing so it helps and you guys are extremely fit," said Yuvraj who made his ODI debut in 2000 and retired from international cricket in 2019.
He last played for India in September 2017 in an ODI against the West Indies.