From comrades in the Indian cricket squad to teammates in Mumbai Indians camp, skipper Rohit Sharma recalls his first encounter with Yuvraj Singh when the veteran joined the MI camp but the first meet and greet after a while did not go as expected. The two swashbucklers spoke about the encounter in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their Twitter handle.
“Yuvi (Yuvraj) to me has always been like a big brother. Although the first few experiences were not good. So, Yuvi has a spot in the bus where he goes and sits. And I was sitting there. That’s where me and Yuvi had sort of .. I will not say argument but we had an eye to eye contact,” Rohit said in the video posted by MI.
“Not that he is arrogant but he is Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh means attitude and all that,” he added.
With Rohit giving his take on the matter, Yuvraj feels that Rohit has added some extra 'masala' to his story. Here's what the veteran had to say.
“I remember when he came into the team and I shook his hand. He tells this story with too much extra spice (Masala),” Yuvraj said.
However, all eyes will be on the IPL trophy as Mumbai Indians face arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the finals of the Indian Premier League. It can't be disputed that Mumbai go into the final as the favourites, having beaten CSK as many as three times earlier in the tournament including in the Qualifier 1 at Chennai on Tuesday.
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai can certainly take confidence out of the fact that they have won three out of the four finals they have been part of, including the two against CSK in 2013 and 2015.
For three-time champions CSK, who have entered their eighth final, it has been another remarkable season after last year when they made a triumphant return having to serve a two-year suspension.
Whatever the outcome may be, the final here will add another memorable chapter to their longtime rivalry.