Yuvraj Sing during a chat with Rohit Sharma on Instagram stated that nowadays respect towards senior has become a rare sight. He was pointing out the infamous incident which happened on Coffee with Karan Show involving KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.
In this era of Indian Cricket with the current set of players, there are not many seniors present in the Indian Cricket Team besides Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma while having a chat with his Cricket Crush – Yuvraj Singh asked him about the differences between the former team and current team.
“When I came into the team or when you (Rohit) came into the team, our seniors were very disciplined. Obviously there were no social media so there were no distractions,” said Yuvraj.
“There was a certain behaviour that we boys had to carry, how they talk to people, how they talk to media. Because they were the ambassadors of the game and India.”
“So that is what I had told you guys. After playing for India, you have to be more careful about your image. But I feel the third generation. There are only you two seniors, Virat and you, who are playing all the formats, rest of the guys are coming and going.”
“I just feel there are very fewer guys to look up to and I feel that a sense of respect towards seniors, that has become a thin line now. Koi bhee kisiko kuch bhee keh deta bhain (anyone can say anything to anyone,” said Yuvraj.
“I think juniors, because of social media, party scenes, these things, we could not even think about that in our time. Because we had that fear that if we do some mistake our senior will tell us that do not do this, this is not right,” he said.
“Sachin paaji told me once ‘if you perform on field, everything else will follow’. I was at NCA once and I interacted with the younger lot. I felt most of them did not want to play Test cricket which is real cricket. They are happy playing one-day cricket.
“I feel even the players who have already played for India should play domestic cricket when they are not on national duty. It would give them valuable experience of playing on different surfaces around the country,” Yuvraj added.