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Yuvraj Singh takes a dig at India’s rising stars

The 38-year-old believed that these young players were no longer themselves on social media

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India’s legendary former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, in an Instagram Live session with pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday, took a dig at the rising stars of the country while claiming that the youngsters were trying too hard to make a name on social media.

The 38-year-old believed that these young players were no longer themselves on social media.

"I feel they try too hard. They become what they are not when they are on social media. I have seen many players who are otherwise very decent but on social media, they become something else," said Yuvraj.

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India’s fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah agreed with the sentiment while adding that the youngsters required validation through social media.

"I have seen youngsters want validation on social media. That people say they are good. People's opinions should not change the perception and it should not matter. You need to have confidence in yourself," said Bumrah.

Yuvraj went on to state that the current Indian team was extremely fit because of the information boom.

"Today there is so much information out there. It was not the case when we were playing so it helps and you guys are extremely fit,” he said.

The former left-handed batsman represented India in 40 Tests, 304 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 58 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) during his long and illustrious career.