Yuvraj speaks about his party-boy image

Yuvraj Singh spills the beans on his relationships with actresses Deepika Padukone and Kim Sharma.

updated: July 23, 2008 18:16 IST
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Yuvraj Singh may not be in India's Test scheme of things right now but the swashbuckling left-hander harbours the dream of taking over as the captain of the side at some point in his career.

Stressing that his biggest love remains cricket and his ultimate dream is to take over the captain's reins, Yuvraj said, "I would love to captain India one day."

Yuvraj has been the vice captain of the ODI side but lost out on captaining the ODI team, something he attributes to "various other reasons" and not to his party animal image.

"I was performing well at the time when (Rahul) Dravid stepped down. My critics couldn't say I was not performing," he said.

The dashing Punjab player has problems with people judging him on what he does off the field and said, "I love to party and I have no problems in saying long as it doesn't affect my cricket.

"I am going to keep doing what I am doing. I have been playing international cricket for eight years now and that's not a joke."

Referring to his brief romance with model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone, Yuvraj said, "If some one wants to move out of a relationship, there isn't much that the other person can do. She was with me and now she has moved on with another person. I guess it was her personal choice.

"I don't fool around. Before Deepika, I was seeing Kim Sharma for four years and it was a serious and committed relationship," he said.

The right woman should not only understand how important his public image was but also push him towards the best that he can be in cricket, Yuvraj said.

The Punjab cricketer, however, said he was now looking for a stable relationship in his life.

On his four-year relationship with Kim, the dashing cricketer said he learnt a lot from the Bollywood actress.

"She polished up my sense of dressing. She taught me that going out and meeting different people always helps... she also told me not to get affected with what people say," he added.