Mumbai: Keeping cool in stressful times is a hallmark of a good sportsperson and Yuvraj Singh learnt it the hard way from none other than Sachin Tendulkar, who scolded the left-hander after he abused his cricket equipment following a poor performance.
Yuvraj, once did a 'John McEnroe' when he smashed his bat into pieces after getting out cheaply against Australia, and the act didn't go down well with Tendulkar, who was present in the dressing room at that time.
"It was against Australia and we were playing in Mumbai and I did not get too many runs. I came in and hit my bat on the floor and broke it into pieces. Sachin looked at me and he was quite annoyed. He told me you earn your money, you earn your food because of cricket. So, don't ever do that again and I never did that again," Yuvraj told Adam Gilchrist in a six-minute video uploaded by Puma Cricket Studio as part of an IPL initiative.
Yuvraj said the 2011 World Cup win was the best moment in his cricketing career.
Asked about his funniest moments on the field, Yuvraj recollected, "It was in Bangladesh, Virat (Kohli) diving on the field and losing his pants and he was not wearing too much underneath. And once with Zaheer Khan too. The batsman hit the shot and he said mine mine and suddenly the ball went the other way and he said yours. I remember Suresh Raina dropping it, so that was a funny moment."
The 31-year old left-handed batsman, who survived cancer, said in the team bus Kohli is the most annoying person to be with as he asks too many irrelavant questions.
"The most irritating would be Virat Kohli. He asks too many questions, not about cricket but other things in life," Yuvraj said.
Story first published on: Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:16 IST