India news January 26, 2012

Yuvraj Singh ruled out of IPL

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Yuvraj Singh, the India batsman, could be ruled out of cricket for as many as six months due to the ongoing treatment of his non-malignant lung tumour. This means he will at least miss the Asia Cup and the IPL, where he captained the Pune Warriors last year.

The last time Yuvraj played competitive cricket was the Tests against West Indies last November, and he was originally hoping to return as early as next month's ODI tri-series in Australia.

According to PTI, quoting an unnamed source from the IPL, Yuvraj is currently overseas. He has travelled to the United States in order to undergo "advanced treatment" for the tumour following which there will be a period of recuperation expected to take several months as well. This means he would not be available to play in the IPL, which starts on April 4. The unnamed IPL source said it could take up to "six months" for Yuvraj to return to cricket.

It has been a nightmare run for Yuvraj since his Man-of-the-Series performance in India's World Cup victory last year. An injury kept him out of the tour of the West Indies and his contribution to India's tour of England was cut short by a finger injury sustained during the Nottingham Test. He returned for the home Tests against West Indies, and was left out of the side for the third Test, in November.

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  • karthickyuvi on January 29, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    dear yuvi.. get well soon.. we miss you.. you ll be alright soon. we ll pray for you.. get welll soon.. team india needs you badly.. come back soon..

  • karthickyuvi on January 29, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    hi yuvi.. we all are there to pray for you. you ll get back soon and you ll lead india.. those days are waiting for you recovery.. we miss you a lot.. team india also missing you very much.. hopefully you ll get back soon.. be patience.. it is just a break to extract full potential cricket from you.. we know you ll do that.. get well soon and come back once you are hundred percent.. take care brother.. miss you...

  • J.Dilawar on January 28, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    Yuvi, you are a great fighter and Insha-Allah you will get over with it and we will see you in action soon. Prayers for your health from Pakistan.

  • dummy4fb on January 28, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    I AM SHAHID FROM PAKISTAN I WISH TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN ACTION JUST LIKE IN 1ST T20 WORLD CUP YOU GIVEN FULL PETAI TO BROAD YOU WILL DO LIKE THIS EVERY TEAM OF THE WORLD BECAUSE YOU ARE A STRONG ARMS MAN BUT YOU MUST BE OUT ON DUCK AGAIST PAKISTAN AS YOU OUT IN WC 2011 WE WILL PRAY FOR U LOVE U

  • dummy4fb on January 28, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    God Bless you Yuvi..our prayers r with u....we all know wt a true FIGHTER U R i m sure u wud again take India to another world cup victory in 2015. God bless u..u r always in our prayers.

  • timmyw on January 28, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    Hope you get better soon. Was really hoping to see you in Australia, I think the Indian side could have used you here. Next time!

  • InterpoL on January 28, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    So "DaDa" will be the captain of PUNE WARRIORS...!!

  • dummy4fb on January 28, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    Get well soon Yuvraj. We all await the transition of Crown Prince to the King of Batsmanship in 50 and 20 over format. See you soon.

  • 200ondebut on January 28, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    Well said nachami - there is a lot of hate and bitterness out there. Banter is one thing - nastiness another.

    Yuvraj has been the scourge of England (ask Broad) but no one likes to see this - especially someone so talented. I hope he makes a full recovery and we get to see him again soon on a cricket fieldGet well soon Yuvi.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on January 28, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    Dear Yuvraj Singh, take care of your health bro. Cricket and your comeback are the least important things bro. Hope you have a complete recovery, live long and healthy. God Bless You mate. God Bless You. We are very proud of you and will continue to pray and request God to shower his blessings on you mate. Be brave and listen to your doctor. How about attempting to quit smoking now? Don't you think this is about time you at least think of giving quitting a try?

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