Yuvraj sweating it out in gym

Updated: 26 October 2008 09:37 IST

Unable to make the cut for the Indian Test team, dashing left-hander Yuvraj Singh is sweating it out in the gym to improve his fitness levels.

Chandigarh:

Unable to make the cut for the Indian Test team, dashing left-hander Yuvraj Singh is sweating it out in the gym to improve his fitness levels.

While his teammates are slogging it out inside cricket grounds, the 26-year-old is busy "pumping iron in the gymnasium," said his father Yograj Singh.

"These days he has been training hard to further improve his physique," Yograj told PTI on the sidelines of a function on Wednesday.

He said Yuvraj has been working out for six to seven hours every day as part of gym training, conditioning and running exercises.

Yuvraj has been "building his forearms, biceps, triceps, doing bench presses and exercises to strengthen his leg muscles."

"Soon, you will see a new look different Yuvraj altogether. He is undergoing this training programme under the guidance of two trainers under my supervision,"Yograj, Test cricketer-turned actor, said.

"I want to see my son with a physique similar to (legendary West Indian batsman) Viv Richards," he further said.

The left-hander is known for his lusty hitting and people still remember him for hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over at the inaugural ICC's World Twenty20 in South Africa last year.

Asked for his comments on India's spectacular 320-run win over Australia in the second Test at Mohali yesterday, Yograj said "it was a great achievement and I am really happy".

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
Related Articles
India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan Smashes Century, Stakes Claim To Cement Test Spot
India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan Smashes Century, Stakes Claim To Cement Test Spot
Beginning Of Good Times For Women's Cricket In India, Says Mithali Raj
Beginning Of Good Times For Women's Cricket In India, Says Mithali Raj
Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara Holds Fort After India Lose Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli
Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara Holds Fort After India Lose Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli
Show Comments
Advertisement