Back in 2008, Yuvraj Singh was the crown prince of Indian cricket while Virat Kohli was the brash young kid trying to make his mark on the game.
Early on in his career Virat saw Yuvraj as an older brother and formed a close bond with the southpaw. It was the beginning of a friendship that has lasted till this date.
Today Virat Kohli is the undisputed king of Indian cricket while Yuvi is a former great who is trying to make another comeback into the national side. The two of them also share a close friend in tv anchor Gaurav Kapur.
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The popular presenter has spilled a few beans on the Kohli-Yuvraj friendship and also mentions the difficulties that Kohli faces today.
“Captaincy of the Indian cricket team, is one of the toughest jobs in the country. You could say, on one half is the Indian Prime Minister and the other, the Indian cricket team captain.”
“You see, every man in India, may not be a film of a political expert, but is definitely an expert on cricket. Imagine you being the team captain and the amount of pressure on you.”
“Poor guy is not even thirty years of age and his beard has turned white. Virat is an aggressive person by nature and is too busy playing and winning games.”
“He is our Delhi boy. So when I spoke to him on the show, I asked him if the one sitting was a Delhi boy or a post-match gentleman. The previous night, a laughing Virat Kohli called me up.”
“So I asked him, ‘What happened sister?’. Now, Yuvraj, me and Virat call each other sisters and it’s an old thing. No story behind it. We call each other sisters as we think their bonds are stronger than brothers.”