Chandigarh, June 11 -- In the 1980s, a flamboyant fast bowler from Chandigarh Yograj Singh had the dream of being part of the Indian team that took part in the 1983 World Cup in England. However, he could not achieve that. After India won the 1983 World Cup, Yograj, who had made his Test and ODI debut in 1981, decided that his eldest son Yuvraj Singh, will play for India for a long period and win a World Cup for the country.

A hard-task master, Yograj never liked his son pursuing skating and did his best to mould youngster into a swashbuckling cricketer. On Monday, while an emotional Yuvraj bid adieu to his 17 years old career in Mumbai during a press conference, Yograj, who was shooting for a movie in the Morni hills near Chandigarh, had ...