New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Swashbuckling batsman and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit on Tuesday had all praise for former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh saying he was his first cricket crush when he entered the Indian cricket team. The 32-year-old made the revelation during a live Instagram session with none other than Yuvraj. During their interaction, the duo also recalled a funny incident that happened when Rohit was selected in the team.

"When I came into the team, my cricket crush was Yuvraj Singh. I just wanted to talk to Yuvraj, I wanted to see how he prepares, the role that Yuvraj had, I had to essay the same role eventually in the middle order," Rohit said during the session as quoted by ANI.

"When it came to fielding, I wanted to learn from Yuvraj. There was an incident in which I had entered the team bus early, I was half an hour early and I had taken the seat which was originally reserved for Yuvraj. He then entered the bus and I thought 'that is how you make an entry'," he added.

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Rohit went on to depict what the all-rounded once did when he found out his seat was already occupied. 

"He asked me 'do you know whose seat this is'? He then said, 'get up, it is my seat, you go sit on another seat'. RP Singh had told me that the seat was Yuvraj's but I still chose to sit there. Having said this, we have a good relationship now," he said.

Yuvraj also returned the favour by saying that he always knew that the right-handed batsman would go on to become a really mature player. The India opener had a superb 2019 with the bat, scoring mot runs by a player in the calendar year in ODIs. He also created history by becoming the first player to score five centuries in a single edition of the 50-over World Cup.


(with ANI inputs)

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