India news March 18, 2012

Yuvraj completes chemotherapy, to return to India in April

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Yuvraj Singh, the India batsman, has completed his chemotherapy and is expected to return to India in the first half of April. He was admitted to hospital for his last cycle of chemotherapy and has now been discharged. Yuvraj underwent three sessions of chemotherapy in Indianapolis at the IU Simon Cancer Centre at the Indiana University Medical Centre under Lawrence H Einhorn, who headed the treatment of cycling champion Lance Armstrong in 1996.

Yuvraj had tweeted on Sunday morning about his chemotherapy sessions being complete.

Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer early last month. His condition is called "mediastinal seminoma", a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs - the tumour is a rare one, forming less than 1% of all cancers. He was known to have shown a "slightly better than expected response" to his first cycle of chemotherapy and now, having completed the process, will go through a few weeks of recovery to deal with the side-effects of his treatment.

While in the US, where he's been since the last week of January, Yuvraj has done as much gym work and played pool as was physically possible during his treatment, watched the Superbowl game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots and interacted with a few hundred Indian-origin students of the university after he was recognised when on one of his walks along the Indianapolis canal.

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  • on March 19, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    Wishing you a quick recovery...you have shown you are fighter...get well soon

  • Meety on March 19, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    Hopefully all is on track!

  • JBIndia on March 19, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    Thank God its done! Get well soon Yuvi! The team needs you badly! you are missed both in ODIs and tests. I am sure you will come back as a Champion!

  • on March 18, 2012, 22:23 GMT

    i m happy u r done with it and the timming you found out abt ur cancer. u always been my favourite cricketer. just ignore ur this cancer past now and go bck to ur normal routine. u r a special personality...

  • on March 18, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    Best wishes and we all know that u have a heart of a tiger , mind and body heart and soul , tugh me shakti he anmol jiji

  • noitsnothim_itsme on March 18, 2012, 21:45 GMT

    I am waiting in the Cow Corner - Come and hit me!

  • nakihunter on March 18, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    Get nwell soon & God Bless you.

  • Bouncypitches on March 18, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    All the best Yuvi on your journey to full recovery. Your return to play cricket for India again will be an inspiration for all young aspiring cricketers everywhere, especially in India. Chak Dey.

  • vijujack on March 18, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    So many of us are praying for your health & speedy recovery - we are praying to God Almighty to heal you completely so that you can get back to what you like to do best. Stay strong and keep the faith - you are good kid. Cheers!

  • on March 18, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    i would say ..we were lucky yuvi was not playing today ... the best lefy handed player in asia ... get wel soon

  • on March 19, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    Wishing you a quick recovery...you have shown you are fighter...get well soon

  • Meety on March 19, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    Hopefully all is on track!

  • JBIndia on March 19, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    Thank God its done! Get well soon Yuvi! The team needs you badly! you are missed both in ODIs and tests. I am sure you will come back as a Champion!

  • on March 18, 2012, 22:23 GMT

    i m happy u r done with it and the timming you found out abt ur cancer. u always been my favourite cricketer. just ignore ur this cancer past now and go bck to ur normal routine. u r a special personality...

  • on March 18, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    Best wishes and we all know that u have a heart of a tiger , mind and body heart and soul , tugh me shakti he anmol jiji

  • noitsnothim_itsme on March 18, 2012, 21:45 GMT

    I am waiting in the Cow Corner - Come and hit me!

  • nakihunter on March 18, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    Get nwell soon & God Bless you.

  • Bouncypitches on March 18, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    All the best Yuvi on your journey to full recovery. Your return to play cricket for India again will be an inspiration for all young aspiring cricketers everywhere, especially in India. Chak Dey.

  • vijujack on March 18, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    So many of us are praying for your health & speedy recovery - we are praying to God Almighty to heal you completely so that you can get back to what you like to do best. Stay strong and keep the faith - you are good kid. Cheers!

  • on March 18, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    i would say ..we were lucky yuvi was not playing today ... the best lefy handed player in asia ... get wel soon

  • on March 18, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Get well soon. A real competitor on the Cricket field. I would like him to be back in the indian team both in the ODI and TEST.

  • balajik1968 on March 18, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    Take care. Do not hurry your comeback unless given a clean bill of health. It will be great to see you on a cricket field. But there is life beyond cricket.

  • delboy on March 18, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    @ashakoor52 WELL done! Its a shame that nationality matters but fact is we are all brothers and lovers of cricket. Let's all hope Yuvi a speedy and long lasting recovery.

  • rajithwijepura on March 18, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    Wish you for a speedy recovery. Whole crickting world is waiting to see you again wearing light blue pads and helmet.

    Srilankan fan

  • Cpt.Meanster on March 18, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    Looking forward to your complete recovery dear Yuvi. Relax and take your time. Cricket can wait until you are ready. We are waiting to have you back at home in India. God bless you.

  • on March 18, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    Come Home Soon Yuvi................

  • on March 18, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    welcome back....all the very best.. i am sure that your best days in cricket are about to come...

  • iamsaikishore on March 18, 2012, 16:31 GMT

    YUVSTRONG - You will Return STRONG; Play STRONG ; Be STRONG..!

  • on March 18, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Best of Luck we all are waiting for you .God bless you.

  • on March 18, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Yuvi,cricket is not a big deal!your health is more important.May God give you full strenth to Get well Soon. Behalf of all the Srilankan cricketers.

  • on March 18, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    get well soon yuvi best wishes from pakistan

  • on March 18, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Best of luck. Get well soon

  • on March 18, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    We missed you enough already. Get well soon and come back to India with more strength.

  • on March 18, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery mate, life has it's trials and tribulations and I'm sure you will be well soon. Take care and God Bless. Hope to see you soon on the cricketting arena.

  • on March 18, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    hope you have a speedy and full recovery.....all the way from Barbados

  • on March 18, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    Best Wishes get well soon!

  • rockon16 on March 18, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    Get well soon yuvraj!from Pakistan:)

  • on March 18, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    Yuvi get fit and hit.With best wishes for speedy recovery and return back to ground.

  • ashakoor52 on March 18, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    I, being a Pakistani, pray for your complete recovery and excellent health so that we could see you in action once again. You are a brave cricketer and a brave human being and Allah will recover you very soon. Best of Luck!

  • jonesy2 on March 18, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    best of luck to him and hope to see him playing international cricket soon, that would be inspirational.

  • on March 18, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    come on Yuvi.. get well soon :)

  • on March 18, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    missing your sixes yuvi ! May GOD grant you best of your health and may u rtn back with full form to rip apart the opposition

  • NIRANJAN-777 on March 18, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Get well sooon yuvi... we need your presence in the team

  • on March 18, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    YuVi Come back soon... India needs you badly......

  • on March 18, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    for yuvraj instead being a pakistani hope for his retrieval of health ...get well soon

  • Pathiyal on March 18, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    miss u very much in ODIs. but at the moment, health is more imp. be happy and be with ur parents as much as u can, u can imagine how hectic it can get once u r back in the side. so, take care.

  • on March 18, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Our left hand lion is coming back to home we pray him to get well soon and to play massive innings...........

  • on March 18, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    Yuvi... Miss u buddy.. just get well soon.. and be safe..

  • randhira on March 18, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Getwell Yuvi. Well wisher from Sri Lanka.

  • yorkslanka on March 18, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Good luck on the next stage of your recovery..our prayers are still with you..

  • on March 18, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    Get well soon Yuvi! We are missing you a lot! :)

  • Chuck_Nunchuck on March 18, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Yuvi we miss you on field..electric on field, dazzle with bat and bowl splendidly. get well soon and come back and hope your better than ever!!!

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    get soon . . . get t20 world cup . . . in full form too . .

  • Haleos on March 18, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    Good luck Yuvi. Heartening to see wishes from Pakistan. Humanity is alive and well.

  • kimian on March 18, 2012, 8:40 GMT

    come back soon Yuvi !!!! Without you ODI Cricket lacks Flamboyance or Spark !!!!!

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    get well soon yuvi hope to see you soon very very big hit six sixes.

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    get well soon yuvi :D every cricket fan no matter what country they are from prayed for your recovery :D

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:05 GMT

    get well soon yuvraj, wishing goodluck from Sri Lanka!

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:46 GMT

    Get well soon Yuvi... Take proper rest... then come to Nets.... and do ur best :)

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    Get well soon Yuvi! Lots of good wishes and doa from both Bangladesh and the US!

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    Hope to see soon with a new approach n wish u speedy a comeback to see u on field...with lots of love from all of us...may god(one n all) bless u with long life..

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    Most valuable player of Indian cricket ERA......Get well soon....

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    Cricket is so colorless without you :'-( plz come bck to the grounds we are missing you today in Pak Ind Clash.... Lots of "Dua" from Pakistan. May God bless you with health and we want you back yuvi.....

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    get well soon yaar. we will u

  • Aura123 on March 18, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    From all the Pakistanies ,Get well soon Paa Jee :P We all want to see you back

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    GET WELL SOON, WE ALL WANT TO SEE YOU BACK ON THE FIELD..............yuvi

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    Get Well Soon! Best of Luck!...........Yuvi

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Get well soon. hope to see you soon hitting sixes.

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    T20 World cup is waiting for you :)

  • Ammade on March 18, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Great news! Get well soon. Hope to see you in action soon!

  • akhil.pandya on March 18, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Best of Luck Yuvi,The Best finisher of World Cricket.Cant wait to see you fielding again in Point area.

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    Glad to see you recovered...all the best!

  • Lees_Legends on March 18, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    Best of luck Yuvraj. Hope to see you playing for country soon.

  • Shiveshbhatia on March 18, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    Get well Soon Brother We all Miss you.Lots of prayers for you.The real champ in between all Champions.

  • drnaveed on March 18, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    GET WELL SOON, WE ALL WANT TO SEE YOU BACK ON THE FIELD.

  • puma75 on March 18, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    Get well Yuvraj, May Allah bless you with pink of health and you spread joy of cricket for world and your family..Why didnt you come to Pakistan for treatment in Imran Khan's Shaukat Khanam cancer hospital..

  • DazTaylor on March 18, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Great to hear he has responded well to treatment. Now the battle starts and I pray you make a full recovery Yuvraj. All the best from England.

  • Abdullah1991 on March 18, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Hey this is Abdullah from Pak. May Allah give you good health. Wish you all the best. Get well soon.

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:20 GMT

    Get Well Soon! Best of Luck!

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:20 GMT

    hey Yuvi bhai .. .. thumbs up inshalah u will be 100 % now and can't wait to c u back even battling against our team pakistan.. a great contest & a great player to watch best luck from pakistani fans.

  • Plz_Dont_Get_Whitewashed on March 18, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    Yuvraj plz plz plz get 100% fit and healthy and come back! .... The Indian team needs you sooooooo badly !! :) -MS Dhoni

  • Tjoeps on March 18, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    Best wishes! Be strong! From a Saffer....

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    It is Indianapolis, not Indianopolis. Espn Cricinfo, come on!

  • Anwaar-Sandhu on March 18, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    best wishes yuvraj........... come back and play your soothing natural shorts on the cricket field.... best wishes from Pakistan

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    We need him ASAP. Recover soon hero. :)

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    gd news for us he will play in icc t20 world cup?

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    Waiting for you Yuvi. get well soon

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    Wish speedy recovery for Yuvi and will be glad to see him on the filed again soon. I am sure this will be a very good news for billions of other cricket fans too!

  • syedmkr on March 18, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    all the best; most welcome to Team India to play

  • on March 18, 2012, 5:57 GMT

    Very good news for cricket lover across the globe

  • promal on March 18, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    I'm completely confused!! I thought Yuvraj was undergoing treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, but now it seems like he's been at Indiana University all along.......... I guess the Boston story was just to distract potential paparazzi and hide Yuvraj's actual location, ala Sonia Gandhi

  • sunny_18 on March 18, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    congrats buddy...................just can't wait to see u on the field in action again.............:)

  • Aashish_goyal on March 18, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Yuvi..India is waiting for you to roar!

  • on March 18, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    recover fast and play for india

  • raja9787 on March 18, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Come back soon Yuvi !! India need your services very badly !! At least once you retryn, i hope jaddu will be out of the team for good..

  • Nadeem1976 on March 18, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Great news for cricket fans. It's awesome to see a cricket player is cured from Cancer. I hope he gets well soon and start playing for India again. He was awesome in last WC. One of the greatest timers of white cricket ball in ODI history. Too good a player.

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  • Nadeem1976 on March 18, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Great news for cricket fans. It's awesome to see a cricket player is cured from Cancer. I hope he gets well soon and start playing for India again. He was awesome in last WC. One of the greatest timers of white cricket ball in ODI history. Too good a player.

  • raja9787 on March 18, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Come back soon Yuvi !! India need your services very badly !! At least once you retryn, i hope jaddu will be out of the team for good..

  • on March 18, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    recover fast and play for india

  • Aashish_goyal on March 18, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Yuvi..India is waiting for you to roar!

  • sunny_18 on March 18, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    congrats buddy...................just can't wait to see u on the field in action again.............:)

  • promal on March 18, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    I'm completely confused!! I thought Yuvraj was undergoing treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, but now it seems like he's been at Indiana University all along.......... I guess the Boston story was just to distract potential paparazzi and hide Yuvraj's actual location, ala Sonia Gandhi

  • on March 18, 2012, 5:57 GMT

    Very good news for cricket lover across the globe

  • syedmkr on March 18, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    all the best; most welcome to Team India to play

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    Wish speedy recovery for Yuvi and will be glad to see him on the filed again soon. I am sure this will be a very good news for billions of other cricket fans too!

  • on March 18, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    Waiting for you Yuvi. get well soon