India news April 11, 2012

'It has been the toughest battle of my life' - Yuvraj

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Yuvraj Singh is confident he will return to playing cricket for India but says he is neither in a hurry nor anxious to do so, and that cancer changed his approach to both life and the sport.

In his first media conference on returning to India after receiving treatment in the USA for a rare germ-cell cancer called mediastinal seminoma, Yuvraj said his chemotherapy cycles often left him "depressed" and in tears, but having cancer had taught him a lot. "Cancer may be the best thing to have happened to me and maybe I will realise this in the future," he said. "There were more bad days than good. I haven't played cricket for one year, and it has been the toughest battle of my life."

Yuvraj was speaking at his academy, the Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence, at a Pathways School outside Delhi, turning up bald following his hair loss due to chemotherapy. He was accompanied by his doctor, Nitesh Rohatgi, a senior medical oncologist. Yuvraj wore sunglasses indoors, not as a style statement, but to handle the extreme glare from camera lights. Over the course of what was nearly an hour-long conference, he spoke openly of his two months in the USA, when he avoided watching cricket on TV ("there was a little bit of frustration when I watched the team play") and found himself inspired by the practical approach of fellow chemotherapy patients. He discovered he now belonged to another larger group of people, a group he called "the cancer family".

When asked about his return to competitive cricket, Yuvraj said, "I don't know what I will come back and be able to do. Getting back on the field will be a big achievement for me. My body needs to recuperate, and to deal with all that pressure, and to play for India again will be a very big achievement for me. What happens after that, I don't know. As a sportsman you can only say, I'm going to work hard - one thing I always think about is that I want to put the cap with the India logo back on my head. I can't say what I will do when I come back, but I am sure I will come back to cricket."

He made it clear that he had no targets or ambitions related to cricket. "At the moment it is very important that I look after my health, eat the best diet, have the best surroundings. The focus will be on my health, and what the priorities are with regards to my health. Rather than being emotional and saying 'oh people want me back quickly'. I've gone through a very tough time, when I come back on the field I want it to be when I am absolutely fit, not to rush, even if it takes me an extra month. But I'm sure that I will return."

Yuvraj's treatment in the USA had involved working with Dr Lawrence Einhorn, the doctor who helped Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong recover from a form of cancer that had been considered terminal. A few years ago, Yuvraj had left Armstrong's book It's Not About The Bike half-finished. "Maybe I had to come back to it this way and finish the book," he said. "He also had a young mother who helped him through the illness, he also had close friends who helped him survive … To me, Lance is a real life hero; he is a great sportsman but his achievements in life are much greater."

The disease, Yuvraj said, had made him appreciate friends, family, health and happiness over fame, popularity, success or money. "My thoughts have changed … Ever since I have played for India, I would get up thinking, will I score runs today or won't I, will I field properly, will I take catches, what will X or Y say about me, what will the press say about me. For ten years, I got into the pressure getting up every day thinking that I wanted to prove them wrong. But now that is gone, it doesn't matter and I am content. I have my friends around; I have my family. Definitely, I want to play cricket but I am sure I will play it with less stress on my mind … Playing cricket after this, looks a lot easier."

The disease may have left his body, Yuvraj said, "but the scar has not gone," and he wanted to be involved in working with cancer patients. "I don't have any specific plans now, but in the coming time, I will definitely do something for people with cancer… now patients struggling with cancer are like a family to me. I can understand their pain and I feel more connected to anyone who is going through it."

Cancer "hit him very bad" and at the start Yuvraj had found it hard to believe he had it. "This illness, it was hard to believe that a person like me can go through this. First of all, I am an athlete, I run six hours a day and I am playing from morning to evening. How can I have any illness?"

Yuvraj's problems had begun with difficulties in breathing during India's successful run through the 2011 World Cup, during which he emerged as the player of the tournament. During the World Cup he found he could not breathe comfortably on his left side, had bouts of nausea and had coughed blood on a few occasions. Yuvraj said the delay in undergoing chemotherapy had risen due to the difficulty in diagnosing the cancer he was suffering from. Mediastinal seminoma is a rare tumour which forms less than 1% of cancers on the whole.

"For six months we had wondered is this cancer or is it not. It was tough to diagnose. Maybe I responded late by two months. It was hard to accept you have cancer. I was in denial most of the time, I was afraid. But once I knew what I need to do, what was the right thing to do about it, I went to the US straightaway for my treatment."

Yuvraj also had a message for others who have difficulty accepting their affliction. "Awareness is very important. I wanted to portray to everyone who had the same illness, that don't be afraid. I was also in denial, I was also afraid, if you have any issue, get it checked. I ignored the coughing which was not the right thing to do. The World Cup was coming, there was a lot of pressure on us to do well, so there were other issues … but get yourself checked. Fight it out, be strong. It's not easy, but if I can do it, they can do it."

In Indianapolis, Yuvraj said he had watched joggers go past his apartment window and wondered whether he would ever be able to run around again or return to his family and friends in India. He was home now, he said, "with a lot of happiness inside me, that I can now live like any normal man, that I am breathing normally, there is no stress."

Sharda Ugra is senior editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 21:02 GMT

    Indian team and Indian fans miss u a lot...your presence had made the team a very well balanced unit during the World Cup.....wishing and praying for u to get well soon and be back in the team with more aggression.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    yuvraj....hope to c u back on field,,,,,,n it will be much greater joy for me if u come to pakistan and slap our bowlers out of park.....a sheer lover of cricket,,,get well soon

  • POSTED BY Dr.Hasan on | April 13, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Not really a Yuvraj fan but wish him all the best for his health and recovery and hope and pray that he is back on the field soon.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    Best wishes to you Yuvi. We all want to see you back doing what you do best... but above all, regardless of what happens in cricket, I personally want to wish you nothing but health and happiness. Live long and prosper :)

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    A true hero of Sports world. We are very happy on your return. We hope that we'll able to see your master class again as World cricket needs you. Your return will inspire many more who are now battling with cancer. All the best for your upcoming success.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    Good Luck, welcome back.

    We are sure to see a better and a more balanced Yuvi. All things are for good.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Yuvi, u r a figther, infact a victorious fighter, cricket is incomplete without you man, come back soon with best of your health, we all love you.

  • POSTED BY buddhikapm on | April 12, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    We wish you good health and early retun to cricket field

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    You have always been a winner. Your contribution was important in both world cup victory. T20 as well one day last year. You will also win this battle, we will see you back on field in due time. You will remain a winner.

  • POSTED BY babatahir11 on | April 12, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    Yuvi !!!! welcome Back n we hope to c u playing again the game of cricket !!! you are the Legend !! B STRONG

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 21:02 GMT

    Indian team and Indian fans miss u a lot...your presence had made the team a very well balanced unit during the World Cup.....wishing and praying for u to get well soon and be back in the team with more aggression.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    yuvraj....hope to c u back on field,,,,,,n it will be much greater joy for me if u come to pakistan and slap our bowlers out of park.....a sheer lover of cricket,,,get well soon

  • POSTED BY Dr.Hasan on | April 13, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Not really a Yuvraj fan but wish him all the best for his health and recovery and hope and pray that he is back on the field soon.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    Best wishes to you Yuvi. We all want to see you back doing what you do best... but above all, regardless of what happens in cricket, I personally want to wish you nothing but health and happiness. Live long and prosper :)

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    A true hero of Sports world. We are very happy on your return. We hope that we'll able to see your master class again as World cricket needs you. Your return will inspire many more who are now battling with cancer. All the best for your upcoming success.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    Good Luck, welcome back.

    We are sure to see a better and a more balanced Yuvi. All things are for good.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Yuvi, u r a figther, infact a victorious fighter, cricket is incomplete without you man, come back soon with best of your health, we all love you.

  • POSTED BY buddhikapm on | April 12, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    We wish you good health and early retun to cricket field

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    You have always been a winner. Your contribution was important in both world cup victory. T20 as well one day last year. You will also win this battle, we will see you back on field in due time. You will remain a winner.

  • POSTED BY babatahir11 on | April 12, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    Yuvi !!!! welcome Back n we hope to c u playing again the game of cricket !!! you are the Legend !! B STRONG

  • POSTED BY known_stranger on | April 12, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    YUVI!!! You are a brave personality, i like your attitude towards game. Hope to see you playing cricket again. greetings from Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY Fawmy on | April 12, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    Yuvi... you are living in millions of hearts even if you don't play cricket, happy to see you back, of course I am Pakistani supporter, when you bowled out in semi final WC 2011 I was actually happy but once I heard about cancer I felt shocking even I couldn't believe it. I love cricket but I love you more than cricket, because you are remarkable cricketer ever I seen in my life. Come back with the bat soon, we are eager to see you throw the ball out of the park.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    YUVI is the real champion of champions

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Your innings of 80 odds runs dat u scored against aus in your debut series, icc champions trophy was a delightful and inspiring one. From dat very day I was a fan and admirer of urs.. But ur flamboynt character dat had turned into so much of dignity and achievement is really amazing. My father had died on course of cancer treatment. But yuvi I am totally confident about your health and you will play for INDIA again as far as I know you.

  • POSTED BY Rivaan on | April 12, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    Hey Yuvi, You are the toughest guy! take your time... even in case if you don't return to Cricket it doesn't mean that we don't love you! You are a Hero for millions. Get well soon buddy! There are lot of other things then cricket is there for you to achieve! Score Hearts! You already did, but you can do more.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    best of luck yuvi for the rest of your life i can guess what is the pain of a cancer patient as my mother went through this and i lost her. but as you said that i am content now this is really the feeling which develops when you go through this treatment. our material world just seems nothing and we realize that there is alot in the world then what we are running arround. so best of luck its really nice to see you back

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    Yuvi is real hero..he is a true fighter.We youngsters follow you as a person then a cricketer.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    I'm a die-hard England fan, so Yuvraj Singh has always been an enemy soldier in my mind, another obstacle we need to deal with or neuter if England are to win. That said, I admire his bravery against this deadly disease and it really does go to show that it's only a game, not life and death. God Bless you Mr. Singh and may you have many more games against England (which I hope you lose)!

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 2:55 GMT

    Yuvi best of luck for the future and you are in our prayer. Amit, Adriana and Anjali

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 2:11 GMT

    Get well soon Yuvi u r the real hero

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 0:51 GMT

    well come the great fighter, hope he will prefer his health other than cricket he is young and still much cricket remain for him to play but health is wealth. keep up the good work, all the GOD is with who saved you from deakth and give a new life

  • POSTED BY Meety on | April 12, 2012, 0:34 GMT

    Best of luck Yurav, always been of my favourite Indian cricketers. I really like the new "hair" do! It's almost Viv Richards-like!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 0:07 GMT

    Yuvraj ! You have got all the support and prayers from Pakistan ! Your biggest fan -

  • POSTED BY Number_5 on | April 11, 2012, 23:32 GMT

    I think all cricket supporters around the world wish you all the best with this fight mate, puts the game into perspective when you hear about something like this. Im sure you will fight this with all the courage and determination you have shown on the field.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 22:58 GMT

    Yuvi is proving himself a tough as nails fighter. He will win his battle with cancer and inspire millions. May God be with him always.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 22:37 GMT

    Welcome back mate and God bless!

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    Being a srilankan fan Yuvaraj has always be an opponent. But not anymore he has conqured and through the game of sport he can support humanity and people battling the same dicease. Whether he returns to cricket or not is immaterial.He should be looked upon has a role model for future generations. Good luck Yuvaraj and all the very best to you on your recovery ahead. We will love to see you back on the cricket field but I think you have a much bigger place to play for the game of cricket globaly through sport I am sure my friend you can be a great ambassador. God bless you

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    May God Lord Jesus Christ look after you from hereon and get you back on the field. You will be fine! To share with you, I too underwent 'Radiation' at the age of 12 and within three months back again on the fireld to play U-14 cricket for my college. (I had a tumor in my small intestines) Be strong, believe in your god, offer prayers and go for your regular follow-ups with your doctor's and we all cricket lover's will offer you prayers. YOU WILL BE BACK!!!! FOR SURE. May God bless you. - B.S.A. from Toronto, Canada.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    Best wishes for Yuvraj Singh from all Pakistanis. Hope to see you on cricket field in the name of sportsman sprit and above all humanity.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    yuvi still i remember your debut match against aussies i strongly believe n accept bcoz of you only india won both the world cup all the best

  • POSTED BY ExplicitPlatinum on | April 11, 2012, 20:29 GMT

    As a Pakistani fan, I have to say that Yuvraj is my favourite Indian batsmen. Anyone considering Tendulkar or Kohli to be India's best batsmen are wrong, look at this guy. 30 years of age with 8000+ runs. Some of you who are fans of Sachin or Sehwag have to realise that Yuvraj is the best batsmen in the team. A real team beater who won India the WC. I'm looking forward to the day when Zaka Ashraf arranges an ODI series with India playing in Pakistan, I would like to see Yuvraj batting in our pitches again and for all Pakistani's and Indian's to see his amazing batting. Take care Yuvi and I hope you complete your career.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 19:53 GMT

    Take care Yuvi. We love you and pray for you. Eagerly wait to see you on the cricket field again.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Baseball on | April 11, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    @Punjabi Jutt: well obviosuly everyone has to agree.Its Yuvi along with zaheer who won us WC.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Baseball on | April 11, 2012, 19:37 GMT

    have never been more proud of being an Yuvi fan. What a guy you were in the team..But surely do something good for people suffering from cancer and donot have the money and stardom to get it cured..

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    India needs lots and lots good players like Sachin and Yuvi (Dravid, Laxman, Bhaji ...) Life goes on. Hope they all make money.

  • POSTED BY InnocentGuy on | April 11, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    He looks like Aalavandan Kamal Hassan.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    we loves you Yuvi <3 all prayers from your fans... get well sooooooooooooon...

  • POSTED BY Munkeymomo on | April 11, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    So happy to see the recovery he has made. Regardless of whether he returns to cricket or not, he has been incredibly brave and is an inspiration for people in a similar position.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    yuvraj you are a champ we love you

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    I have two things to say and that is all.

    1. I respect Sachin, but dude, we lost enough matches for his centuries( don't argue that it is 30 or 34 out of 100) a failure of more than 10% shows that he probably has given importance to own's achievement than the team's interest(no offence though) 2. (Indian Team- Yuvraj) hasn't been the world cup winning team. Though we had rest 10, he is the special thing, agree it or not.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    Yuvraj! You are a good man...You will now do not just great things but noble things!!

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | April 11, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    all the best Yuvraj, come back soon into Indian ODI team, we need you to defend the world cup.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Wow! He played the entire world cup with this disease in him, ignoring "bouts of nausea and coughed blood". And he was man of the series in spite of all that pain. A real hero. @yuvi - take your time recovering. We, the people of India and the cricketing fans owe you a lot for all the hours you have devoted to Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY md4cric on | April 11, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Hi Yuvi, As excellent you're on the field this will make you equally excellent compassionate human being .I wish my mom had chance of having your treatment.She'd non small cell lung cancer and it was non opretable. Best wishes to your efforts in reliving your dreams. See you in 2015 WC squad in AUSTRALLIA.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    yuvraj! very very happy to see u back! may u b as stong as u were before or even better than that.

  • POSTED BY Manhar-Toronto on | April 11, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Cancer made yuvi so mature and humble. Fortunately, Yuvi fought the main battle. Yuvi have achieved so much in younger age. I pray for Yuvi to recover fully. He does not need to come back to cricket. He seems enlightened; he should work with cancer survival support organization. Last year, I lost my younger brother with same cancer at one of the best hospital in the world. I can understand Yuvi's fear, pain, suffering of the disease and joy of survival. God bless Yuvi.

  • POSTED BY SaintsFan on | April 11, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    I have a confession to make. Being a Pakistani, of course I've always hated you YUVI because you are so good. But, quite honestly, being from a family whose family member has fought through CANCER successfully, I totally admire you and from the bottom of my heart would LOVE to see you in Indian Colors again. I pray that all your good wishes come true; and we see you hit six 6s again, but this time to an AUSSIE. :)

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    Good Luck Champ Get well soon... wanna see you bat with Sachin again :)

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    Thanks to the Almighty for your recovery...now go to a cricket field and hit some sixes!!!!

  • POSTED BY YorkshirePudding on | April 11, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    Glad to hear Yuvraj is on the mend, I hope that he continues to get better, and doesnt suffer a relapse.

  • POSTED BY AjaySridharan on | April 11, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    I'm happy to see Yuvi emerge stronger and humbler. Life has it's way of knocking us all down once in a while to give us that higher learning, that appreciation for the simpler things in life that we tend to ignore. I'm glad he found the right doctors that could treat him well. Being in a small town in the US in the dead of winter has its own depressing effect too. Can't wait to see Yuvi back on the field. Even if otherwise, I wish him all the very best for his future. Don't waste this opportunity, and don't even think of Bollywood if Cricket doesn't work out!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    waiting for your strong come back........

  • POSTED BY Hasan_Shamim on | April 11, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Great to see u back, After Lance you are our hero too..... Long live Yuvraj Singh, do what you need to do.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Want to see you back soon,Champ :)

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | April 11, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    Welcome back - true hero of World Cup 2011. Yuvi and Zaheer were the true heroes of World Cup 2011 - not that guy masquerading as GOD of cricket. Dhoni also deserves a lot of credit for insisting on having Yuvi in his team. Munaf and Nehra won the semi-final against Pak with their excellent bowling. For a change, even 10dulkar contributed in a winning cause.

  • POSTED BY anandbv on | April 11, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    All the best Yuvi....hope you come back to the field sooner and live healthy for rest of your life.

  • POSTED BY pkcricket on | April 11, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    As a Pakistani I have always rooted against you in the cricket matches, specially against Pakistan. However; reading your story here and your comments I will be pulling for your recovery very hard and will be rooting for you just as hard when you get on the field again. You are inspiring a lot of people with your comments. Thank You.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    All the best champ! Hope you come more strong! #yuvstrong:-)

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | April 11, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    Sher-e-Punjab, want to see you back in the side and hitting those beautiful drives which only you can play. Wahe Guru maher karan!

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    I am a big fan of Yuvraj singh and I love his personality. I am very happy to see him back. I hope he will back to play for his country in no time. Best wishes to him - From a Bangladeshi cricket fan.

  • POSTED BY anv-sh on | April 11, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    want to see many more sixes from your bat.yuvi rocks

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Get well soon and common team India is missing you a lot..

  • POSTED BY whippingBails on | April 11, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    Cancer diagnosis, awareness and post treatment is a disgrace in India. Moreover the costs are something a middle class Indian family can't afford, let alone a poor family. Its heartening to know that Yuvi is eager to do something for the "cancer family". I hope he starts right at the top and bring awareness not only to public but also to the politicians and Babus to make treatment accessible to one and all. Good luck Yuvi, hope we will see your vibrancy both on and off the field.

  • POSTED BY Unmesh_cric on | April 11, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    It's great to know that Yuvi has gone through his treatment successfully. As a fan, I would like to see Yuvraj back in the team. But as he says, right now his health should be his top priority. All the best, Yuvi!

  • POSTED BY trip_trap on | April 11, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    He actually looks quite healthy, with due respect. I've been very closely around cancer patients myself, so no disrespect meant. But he seems to have put on weight and looks well-rounded. But having said that, India owes him for the World Cup. A class act when in form, and a heart-breaker, when not. Will be tough for him to break into the Indian side, with so many applicants in line already and especially since he's on the wrong side of 30 now.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Good Luck Yuvraj............Never Give Up.

  • POSTED BY SEHJOWAL on | April 11, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    wannna see u in the field soon CHAMP

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    Great Yuvi. More than the exploits on the field it is the off filed character that makes a sportsman complete. You ARE A HERO even if you do not touch the bat again. But INDIA is praying for you. Wish you a sppedy recovery friend.

  • POSTED BY BlorScouser on | April 11, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Best wishes for this challenge Yuvi. We all know you're a fighter and we're praying for your comeback.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | April 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    COME SOON YUVI . WE WANT TO GET RID OF SIR RAVINDRA JADEJA (HOPELESS GUY) .

  • POSTED BY Lankan_Pride1981 on | April 11, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Yuvi my brother please come back strong. I think India miss you a lot specially in the CB series. all the best brtoher. show everyone that you are strong. all the best

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    Take your time and return strongly. You are an amazing cricketer and you are a better person than other Indian big-mouths. My best wishes for you

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | April 11, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    good luck yuvi. we miss you. take ur time and come back when u feel the best.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    All the very best and keep up the good fight, Yuvraj. I have every faith that you will be back entertaining cricket audiences worldwide, and I look forward to watching you play when India next tours Australia.

  • POSTED BY street_smart on | April 11, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    We are with you..all our best wishes for your speedy recovery

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    I am eagerly waiting to watch you in cricket field ...India had never produced a Match winner like you, You are Always a legend.. Your Achievement as man of series in World cup 2012 in which India won can be rated more than Sachin Tendulkar 100 Tons... salute to the REAL MATCH WINNER.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Insha'Allah he will. And that will be a good thing for the game, for people at large our region and especially for kids..a true real life hero battling a calamity not of his making, associated with a game that is almost worshipped in this part of the world. So far so good ..Insha'Allah hoping for the best for Yuvraj

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    come back yuvi there is alot of time for next world cup!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    what a match it would be pak vs india and yuvi return

  • POSTED BY FAMATH on | April 11, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    We hope you will be back soon to play cricket

  • POSTED BY ktk2020 on | April 11, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    when we read this article we came to know the value of health , it is really sad it happened for Yuvraj but I am sure this incident made him strong and tough in mentally and this will help him his cricket and personal success in future .

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Wish you all the best Yuvraj, you have won this battle, and hopefully the cricket fans will see you compete on the cricketing field as well.

  • POSTED BY rohanblue on | April 11, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    why this kolaveri yuvi? never ever do this to your health, we love u, best of luck buddy..........

  • POSTED BY Ammade on | April 11, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Good to know he is ok! Take your time buddy! Wish u a speedy recovery and all the best for your comeback! Can't wait to see you in action again!

  • POSTED BY Aman_blues on | April 11, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    welcum bak yuvi we shal b waitng 4 u 2 mke a cum bak

  • POSTED BY Sharath274 on | April 11, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Yuvi has gone thru a lot.. lets pray he has a normal life ahead.. he has really shown the fighting spirit in his life... sure he will come back stronger... Wishing you the best Yuvi !!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    hope to see Yuvraj in the cricketing eleven as soon as possible. He's a real gem to watch when he's in full flow. A complete entertainer, on and off the field. Wish him good luck for the future.

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    definitely yuvi'll come back strong...we all there to support. common yuvi, you learned the toughest lesson in life...common yuvi

  • POSTED BY horrorlife on | April 11, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    GO YUVi although he hed a bad season hitting 6 6 6 6 6 6 is not childs play. u need class for al l that

  • POSTED BY GanJack on | April 11, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    Yuvraj - just concentrate on recovery and leave the media to other people. Cant believe how people still use the media irrespective of the state they find themselves in. I expect this not to be published.

  • POSTED BY swaroop677 on | April 11, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    yuvraj will come back strongly.

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  • POSTED BY swaroop677 on | April 11, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    yuvraj will come back strongly.

  • POSTED BY GanJack on | April 11, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    Yuvraj - just concentrate on recovery and leave the media to other people. Cant believe how people still use the media irrespective of the state they find themselves in. I expect this not to be published.

  • POSTED BY horrorlife on | April 11, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    GO YUVi although he hed a bad season hitting 6 6 6 6 6 6 is not childs play. u need class for al l that

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    definitely yuvi'll come back strong...we all there to support. common yuvi, you learned the toughest lesson in life...common yuvi

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    hope to see Yuvraj in the cricketing eleven as soon as possible. He's a real gem to watch when he's in full flow. A complete entertainer, on and off the field. Wish him good luck for the future.

  • POSTED BY Sharath274 on | April 11, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Yuvi has gone thru a lot.. lets pray he has a normal life ahead.. he has really shown the fighting spirit in his life... sure he will come back stronger... Wishing you the best Yuvi !!!

  • POSTED BY Aman_blues on | April 11, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    welcum bak yuvi we shal b waitng 4 u 2 mke a cum bak

  • POSTED BY Ammade on | April 11, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Good to know he is ok! Take your time buddy! Wish u a speedy recovery and all the best for your comeback! Can't wait to see you in action again!

  • POSTED BY rohanblue on | April 11, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    why this kolaveri yuvi? never ever do this to your health, we love u, best of luck buddy..........

  • POSTED BY on | April 11, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Wish you all the best Yuvraj, you have won this battle, and hopefully the cricket fans will see you compete on the cricketing field as well.