‘Next time you get out on 37, I will catch hold of your neck like this again’

first_imgYuvraj Singh has given a friendly warning to Rohit Sharma to perform to his potential in Test cricket while replying to a birthday wish by India’s limited-overs vice captain.Yuvraj is celebrating his 37th birthday today and India’s World Cup superstar was flooded with wishes from one and all on social media. Yuvraj replied to many of them time to time but his reply to Rohit Sharma particularly caught the eye.Rohit posted a picture of him with Yuvraj holding his neck and wrote, “Happy birthday to the eternal superstar @YUVSTRONG12”.Yuvraj took this opportunity to really catch Rohit’s neck and replied, “And next time u get out on 37 il catch hold of your neck like this again”.And next time u get out on 37 il catch hold of your neck like this again !yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 12, 2018Yuvraj then thanked Rohit for his wish with a kiss emoticon.Thanks brothaman yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 12, 2018Experts have always maintained that Rohit has a lot of potential to succeed even in Test cricket, considering the way he starts slowly in limited overs cricket as well and accelerates dramatically after 50-60 runs.However, Rohit, who has scored a record three double hundreds in ODIs, has been largely unsuccessful in replicating that lethal form in the whites.Rohit has played 26 Test matches and has scored only 1517 runs at an average of 38.89. He has three hundreds and nine fifties to his name.Rohit Sharma, who played the first two Tests in South Africa and failed, was picked again for Australia tour after being dropped for England tour and home series against the Windies.advertisementRohit was even drafted in the playing XI in the Adelaide Test but scored 37 and 1 in the two innings. The 37 he scored in the first innings, he looked in solid form but a rash shot led to his downfall.Rohit had been handed a lifeline by debutant Marcus Harris on just the previous delivery, that went for a six but the Indian batsman went for the same shot in the very next delivery and paid the price for it.Sunil Gavaskar also blasted the Indian batsmen for their shot selection in the first innings and slammed their overly-aggressive batting plan.”That [poor outside the off-stump] is an understatement. They [India batsmen] were just reaching out for deliveries which they could have very well left alone. The only exception may be KL Rahul but all the others played shots that they could have avoided,” Gavaskar told Sony Six during Lunch on Day 1.”It was the first session of a five-day Test match, a five-day Test match and you had all the time in the world to build a good total.”You know that the Kookaburra ball swings around only for maybe a dozen overs or so. You can then cash in, capitalise and score plenty of runs. But everybody was like ‘I have to get my runs in this session’.”And if these players had been newcomers, understandable but these are all experienced players who played those shots outside the off-stump.”If that’s been the discussion in the dressing room – let’s be aggressive, let us go after the bowlers, then it’s the wrong approach. At the start of the series of the series, that’s definitely a wrong approach.”Also Read | Yuvraj Singh, one of India’s greatest sporting heroes, turns 37Also Read | MS Dhoni reveals CSK connection behind his 2011 World Cup final masterstrokelast_img

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