India’s flamboyant left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh, who had played an important role in India winning the 2011 world cup after 28 years had been diagnosed with cancer. This news has come as a great shock to his fans in the country and his home state Punjab. Yuvraj is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.
Yuvraj had gone to US last month for treatment to be treated for tumour which was claimed earlier as non-malignant by his family. However, now it has been diagnosed as malignant tumour.
The doctors believe since it has been detected in the stage one due to which it could be cured and Yuvraj will be able to re-start his cricket career. The father of Yuvraj, Yograj, who was himself a pace bowler, did not comment on the matter. The mother of Yuvraj Singh, Shabnam Singh could not be contacted.
Yuvraj’s rehabilitation is expected to continue till April. He could possibly be fit to get back into normal practice and resume playing in May.
Yuvraj has played 37 Tests, scoring 1775 runs at an average of 34.80. His one-day record is better as he has scored 8051 runs at an average of 37.62 from 274 ODI matches. Besides this, in 23 Twenty20s, Yuvraj has scored 567 runs at 31.50.
Meanwhile, people in Chandigarh and region have been shocked and surprised by news of Yuvraj being diagnosed with cancer.
Cricket lovers throughout the world will pray for his well-being.