In the time of COVID-19 crisis, the players and fans are keeping themselves busy by interacting on social media and surfing their interests. Former players and stalwarts of game are also having a good time by conducting question answer sessions, naming best possible XI’s.
Recently, Yuvraj Singh and Jasprit Bumrah had a rapid question-answer round in a live session. In the session, Yuvraj Singh played the host and Jasprit Bumrah received the honour of being a guest. However, Yuvraj didn’t seem to be a nice host this time as he hurled a number of questions at the trick master Bumrah within a time frame of 5 seconds.
The first question came “Virat Kohli or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will be your fitness idol?” Yuvraj Singh asked. “Zlatan. Not my fitness idol but he is my idol in general,” came a quick reply from Bumrah.
But it was just a warm up delivery before the bumper as Yuvraj asked, “Who do you think is the best batsman? Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar.”
This question put Bumrah in a tangle as he tried to evade by saying, “Yuvi pa, look it’s been only 4 years I have been playing international cricket. I am giving you a long answer. I am not experienced enough to judge them. Virat Tendulkar or Sachin Kohli. I am in no position because they have played a lot more cricket than me.”
But Yuvi was too kind to let him escape, as he reiterated “I am not asking for your autobiography here. You were told the rules of the round clearly. You needed to answer each question in less than 5 seconds. I want a clear answer. Between them, who is your favourite.”
“This is like asking me to choose between you and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni). Everybody is the same for me. I have equal respect for all of you” Bumrah gave a second try to skip the question.
However, Yuvraj hurled the same question again to leave Bumrah no other choice but to answer.
“Paaji (Tendulkar) has lots of fans across the world. Let me pick paaji,” said Bumrah.
And then came the swinging Yorker from Yuvraj as he asked, “Yuvraj Singh or MS Dhoni. Who is your favourite middle-order batsmen?”
“Yuvi pa, I have grown up seeing you and Mahi bhai (Dhoni) winning matches together for India. Why are you asking me such questions?” Bumrah said.
“See, all the players who have mentioned here are my favourites. I can’t choose between them. Growing up, I was a fan of both of you. Do you remember the Cuttack ODI where you registered your highest one-day score? The entire dressing room was elated that day because, for me, I grew up feeling happy whenever you both stitched a partnership together. It’s a genuine answer I can’t pick one,” he added.