Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj has always felt that his son should bat like West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers. In fact, when Yuvraj was a kid, Yograj, who played for India in 1981, used to call his son 'Garfield' which young Yuvi mistook for 'Garfield' the cartoon character.
Yuvraj gets an opportunity to meet the legendary cricketer on India's tour to the West Indies next month and is looking forward to an interaction. Sobers, who appreciates modern stars, recently visited the Pakistan dressing room and spoke to the players after a request from their manager, Intikhab Alam.
"I want to speak to him (Sobers) with regards to my batting, bowling and ways to improve them. I have to first sort my Test record," added Yuvraj, brushing aside any suggestions of being compared to the great man. India's World Cup 2011 star spoke to MiD DAY on the sidelines of a launch of OK India magazine's fifth anniversary issue at Landmark bookshop in Lower Parel yesterday.