Kohli or Tendulkar? Yuvraj or Dhoni? Yuvraj Singh corners Jasprit Bumrah with tricky rapid-fire questions
Yuvraj Singh revealed Jasprit Bumrah had troubled him with bouncers and yorkers from the time he saw him as a budding fast bowler at the nets in Mumbai but on Sunday, it was the former India all-rounder’s time to corner Bumrah. Not with his fluent batting skills but Yuvraj made sure Bumrah felt the heat during a ‘rapid-fire’ round in their Instagram live session.
Jasprit Bumrah was given just 5 seconds to answer each question but Yuvraj put him in a spot so much so that the India pacer struggled to answer them. Yuvraj had to push Bumrah to get the answers for some ‘tricky’ questions, as acknowledged by the pacer himself.
Virat or Zlatan?
“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,” Bumrah answered.
Kohli or Tendulkar?
“Who do you think is the best batsman? Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar,” Yuvraj Singh asked.
Unlike the previous question, Bumrah did not come up with a spontaneous answer. In fact, he refused to give one after which Yuvraj brought back the same question at the end of the ‘rapid fire’ round.
“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,” Bumrah said.
“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,” Yuvraj cornered Bumrah.
“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 said.
“Moving forward, next question,” Bumrah tried to evade the question.
When Yuvraj brought back the question and pushed him, Bumrah said: “Paaji (Tendulkar) has lots of fans across the world. Let me pick paaji.”
Yuvraj Singh or MS Dhoni
Yuvraj moved on to the next one. However, it wasn’t any less tricker.
“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,” Bumrah said.
Who speaks better English?
Yuvraj Singh moved on to the next one, asking Bumrah who among Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel speaks better English.
“It’s a very tough fight. But I would say, maybe Axar is slightly better,” Bumrah said.
Ashwin or Harbhajan?
“Who do you think is a better off-spinner? R Ashwin or Harbhajan Singh,” Yuvraj asked.
“Why so many controversial questions for me? I have played with Ash (Ashwin). But I have grown up seeing Harbhajan Singh. So Bhajju pa, it is,” Bumrah said.