new Delhi. Apart from becoming a cricketer, former Indian all rounder Yuvraj Singh also had a dream of becoming a tennis player. Yuvraj revealed this during an interview recalling an anecdote from his childhood. Yuvraj told that when he broke his tennis racket in childhood, which his father had brought. He was horrified after breaking the tennis racket and did not dare to ask for a new one.
In an interview to Sportskeeper, Yuvraj Singh said, “I loved skating and tennis. I wanted to make my career in tennis. I remember that I asked my mother for a racket. He told Papa that I want a racket. Papa was a bit annoyed by this, but he had bought the racket for me. At that time the price of that racket was Rs 2500. I was playing a quarterfinal or something and lost in the tournament. I had broken the racket after losing the tournament. Hit hard in anger. “
He added, “After breaking the racket, I was scared of my father and did not dare to ask for a new one. After that I thought I would play cricket for a few days and after that I would ask for racket again. But then he started to enjoy cricket. Subsequently, he switched to cricket completely and quit playing tennis. “
Yuvraj further revealed that he still plays tennis for fitness. He said that it is so much fun that he does not miss cricket much. He said, “I always play tennis for fitness. I enjoy playing tennis and to be honest I don’t miss cricket anymore. I look forward to playing tennis almost every other day. “
He further shared a conversation with Sachin Tendulkar. He told that Sachin told him that he would get upset if he did not play for 4-5 days. He said, “Sachin was saying that it is very important that he play a game. Whether it is golf, table tennis or badminton. This happens to players of all sports. I enjoy playing table tennis a lot. Billiards, snooker or table tennis… I want to play some sport every day. ”
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