CWC 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals inspiring pep talk from Yuvraj Singh prior to the World Cup

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Rohit Sharma has been in insurmountable form in the ongoing World Cup and is all set to overtake Sachin Tendulkar for the record of highest runs scored in a single edition of the World Cup. The opener went on to reveal the inspiring pep talk from Yuvraj Singh which had a huge role to play behind his current purple patch.

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The Hitman shared the dressing room with Yuvraj Singh during this year’s edition of the IPL. Mumbai Indians had acquired the services of the veteran for his base price.

Sharma revealed that the all-rounder had a pep talk with him since he was not amongst the runs. He said:

“I was not getting big runs (during IPL). So we were just I mean, he (Yuvraj) is like a big brother to me. So we always talk about the game, about life. So he said when it matters you will do it. I guess probably he was talking about the World Cup, I think,”

He went on to state that there was a lot of similarities between his own state right before the World Cup and Yuvraj’s during the historic 2011 campaign. He elaborated:

“So during IPL, we were having a good chat around the game basically. So because he was in a similar phase in 2011 before the World Cup, was not getting enough runs.

“So what he told me was to just be in good space. And that’s what he did, that’s why he was so successful at that World Cup. So that is the chat we had,”

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