Compared the early 2000’s, Cricket has come of an age in modern times. With the introduction of T20 and the ever improving technology, Cricket is slowly establishing itself as a leading game in World. The improved technology has not only widened the reach of the game but it has also enabled the players to keep in touch with their loved ones.
Recently, Yuvraj Singh, the two–time World Cup Hero, shared a throwback picture of early 2000’s in which he along with three other legends can been talking on a landline phone.
In the picture, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Ashish Nehra can be seen talking on a telephone booth with their dear ones. The picture itself tells a lot about those times when players used to miss their families dearly on tours. But in modern time, technology has reduced that distance also as one can easily connect and talk to his family via Video Calls live.
In the 17-year career, Yuvraj Singh played with plethora of Indian legends and arguably the best generation of Indian Cricket that witnessed the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag among many others.
Reminiscing the memories of those days, the 38-year old posted the picture with a hilarious caption as he wrote, “When your parents don’t pay your mobile phone bill after a bad performance! #throwback to days without mobile phones.”
Soon the photo started doing the rounds on social media. And the comment sections flooded with a number of reactions from fans. Yuvraj’s teammate and long-time friend Harbhajan Singh also marked his presence as he funnily asked the left-hander – “Free-Call?.”
In those times, there used to be heavy traffic on the nearby Tele booths. And when on tours, even the players had to wait for making a call unless the host provides facility indoors.