Pakistan Veteran Says “I Had A Very Good Friendship With Yuvraj Singh”

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Former Pakistan opener Imran Farhat recently talked about his friendship with legendary Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Farhat said that he spent quality time with the Punjab-born all-rounder during his youth career.

Farhat made his retirement in 2021, and represented Pakistan in 40 Tests, 58 ODIs and seven T20Is, scoring 4195 runs across formats, including four tons and 27 half-centuries The Lahore-born player finished his first-class career with over 15,000 runs. He played four Tests and 15 ODIs against India.

Speaking on his Nadir Ali podcast, Imran Farhat opened up on his friendship with Yuvraj Singh and his father:

“I had a very good friendship with Yuvraj Singh, but I had an even better bond with his father. Yuvraj’s dad had a petrol pump and a restaurant in Chandigarh.

“We used to sit there and talk about culture with him during our visits. He would take us to his restaurant, where he would sing songs for us.”

The 41-year-old also picked the Men in Green as the favorite to win the ODI World Cup game against India later this year. He spoke highly of the team’s bowling lineup and wants the batting unit to step up in the high-voltage game. He continued:

“(WC 2023 IND vs PAK) I think Pakistan will win. They have a better ODI team than India. Bowling will be key. We have better spinners and fast bowlers on our side. You need batters with good basics, which we have. Indian players, on the other hand, hand, play a lot of T20 cricket.”

The arch rivals will square off in Pallekalle on September 2 in the Asia Cup. Meanwhile, they will once again collide scheduled to play in the World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 15.

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