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Yuvi should be remembered as second Bradman, says father
Onkar Singh in New Delhi
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September 24, 2007 14:20 IST

In an exclusive teleconversation from Chandigarh with, Yograj Singh said that he would like his son Yuvraj to be remembered as the second Don Bradman of the world.

The former fast bowler of India Yograj said that he had spent his life in his son's cricketing future.

"I had two great models in my life; one was Sir Garfield Sobers and other was Vivian Richards. I worked hard to put the qualities of these two superstars of yesteryears in my son. I would like Yuvi to be remembered as the second Don Bradman of cricket," he said.

Yograj had a chat with his son on the phone after the match against Australia on Saturday. "Most of the stuff that we discussed was personal in nature and we would not like to disclose the details to the media. Of course we did discuss how he got out with just 12 balls to go and what all he could have achieved," said Yograj Singh, who has his own plans to watch the Twenty20 World Cup final between India and Pakistan later in the evening.

He paid rich tributes to Yuvraj's mother Shabnam Singh and said that she is more of a man than a woman. She has contributed a great deal to carve out Yuvraj the cricketer. "Wherever she is, she would be praying for the victory of her son and the Indian team," he said.

He refused to discuss the captaincy issue. "Let us leave that for today," he said.

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