Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh penned a touching letter to batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday, saying he has witnessed the southpaw mature as a cricketer and as a person.
Yuvraj praised Kohli in the letter for his devotion and discipline to his art, which acts as an inspiration to future generations.
“I’ve watched you mature as a cricketer and as a person”. You’ve progressed from that little lad in the nets who would walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Indian cricket icons to becoming a legend yourself, paving the way for a new generation.
“Your discipline in the nets, enthusiasm on the field, and commitment to the sport inspire every little boy in our nation to pick up a bat and dream of one day donning the blue jersey”, Yuvraj said in the letter.
The swashbuckling batsman, who holds the record for the quickest fifty in T20 Internationals, also recalled his time with Kohli, whether it was scoring runs for the country or having lighter times off the field.
“You have improved your cricketing skills year after year and have accomplished so much in this lovely game. You’ve been a magnificent captain and an incredible leader. Keep the fire blazing within you at all times. You’re a rock star. Here’s a golden boot just for you. Continue to make your nation proud”, he continued.
Yuvraj, who, like Kohli, has a good relationship with sports company PUMA, used the opportunity to present one of India’s most successful captains with an unique edition of PUMA’s golden boots.