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Yuvraj begins training in Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 25, 2012

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Yuvraj Singh has a hit, Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers, IPL, Pune, April 26, 2012
Yuvraj Singh is not rushing his comeback, but he is determined to make it back © AFP

Yuvraj Singh, the Indian batsman who is recovering from treatment for cancer, has begun training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Although he said he did not want to rush his comeback, Yuvraj was hopeful of making the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.

"I will be in [the] NCA for a while now. I want to come back and play for India, that's my goal. It's not very easy on the body. I have gone through a lot and my body has gone through a lot of shock," Yuvraj said. "People are expecting me to come back very quickly, but I don't want to rush. I will have to take my time and come back 100% fit.

"[I'm] feeling good. My body will become stronger stage by stage. Twenty20 world cup is my target. Hopefully I can be ready little before that." Yuvraj hoped he could play in some domestic tournaments as part of his comeback attempt.

Yuvraj was diagnosed with a type of cancer called "mediastinal seminoma", a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs, in February. He underwent three sessions of chemotherapy in Indianapolis, at the IU Simon Cancer Centre at the Indiana University Medical Centre. He finished the last cycle of chemotherapy in mid-March, and his response had left his medical team "fairly confident" that he would not suffer a relapse.

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Posted by Htc-Baseball on (June 27, 2012, 15:02 GMT)

@manhar toronto: By all probabilities yes.Money. He has already achieved huge feats ,two world cups were won mainly due to his contribution, But its surely tha ache for money that drives him.Anyways it ll be good to see him in IPL and other t20s

Posted by   on (June 27, 2012, 13:52 GMT)

waiting for ur return yuvi !!!@Amitbajare that was googly yaar!!!lol

Posted by sweetspot on (June 27, 2012, 6:48 GMT)

Pakistani prayers are working on Indian superstar! Thank you Pak brothers and sisters so very much! Message to the warrior prince - "Dear Yuvi, you have already done so much, and even won us the WC. Whatever you do, please do it for yourself, and your joy and that of your family and friends. Whatever joy we get from you is a bonus. No pressure from any of us fans, please. Thank you!"

Posted by   on (June 27, 2012, 6:32 GMT)

As a sports player and sports fanatic myself, I know how frustrating it is to not be able to play your own sport. So I can relate to what Yuvraj is feeling. But he shouldn't rush it. This is cancer we are talking about and radiation really wears your body out. As much as I love seeing him on the field and playing, he should take it easy right now so that he can play longer in the future.

Posted by shailendra.raghuwanshi on (June 27, 2012, 4:50 GMT)

All the best yuvi ...come back SRONGLY. I want to see u in T20 World Cup

Posted by Manhar-Toronto on (June 26, 2012, 21:11 GMT)

Alive and well is good enough. Why Yuvi need competitive sport? I don't get it. Is it because of money?

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 16:57 GMT)

Best of Luck,Yuvi.Waiting to see you back in India Colors.

Posted by dariuscorny on (June 26, 2012, 16:45 GMT)

@Hemonta Podder i think friend you took my comments in wrong context.i wud request you to go through my comments once was some kind of sarcasm for the guy i was addressing no hard feelings for Yuvraj.believe me buddy im Yuvraj's die hard fan.he is the most valuable player of India.....

Posted by denessa on (June 26, 2012, 15:38 GMT)


Posted by mark2011 on (June 26, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

yuv should take furhter rest. he looks bit weak stil.. it is sad he is sufferd from this.. quick recovery and all the best to u!!!

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

yuvi just take rest you have done enough for india

Posted by Mujibur on (June 26, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

Well come back Yuvi... V love to see ur big hits. Good Luck!!!!

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

i am a diehard fan and even before you won the world T20 and ODI world cup for India... for me yuvi you were the best the world had seen in limited overs cricket

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 10:48 GMT)

the man who would be more tensed reading dis will be stuart broad....................23rd he will have his another horrid day...............becoz india vs england on 23rd WT20

Posted by ats78 on (June 26, 2012, 10:29 GMT)

@Hunnbel.. Really felt great to read your comments.. He is indeed a great asset to this Indian team and only one in this era to have hit 6 sixes in an over, also one of the main reasons why india won the world cup. @wise shah.. I think you need to play cricket to know what you are talking about, one advice once you start playing bowl 6 balls and change your name to over wise shah. no offense..

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 9:51 GMT)

@dariuscorny he survives cancer and returns to play professional sports....well if he is ordinary then.............i need kp to say that...cricinfo wouldnt publish this cmnt for sure

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 9:04 GMT)

good luck and come back well

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 8:57 GMT)

I'm a Pakistani but I prayed for his health and recover. It's good to see him so determined to be back in the blue. I wish him best of luck for the next T20. He is integral part of the Indian's playing XI. His golden arm is definitely missing! Get well soon Yuvi!

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

Eagerly waiting for the comeback!

Posted by Naresh28 on (June 26, 2012, 8:31 GMT)

Yuvraj should just take it easy. If he plays again I think it should next year only. No use rushing things. He has done enough to make India proud. The WC trophy. I am sure doctors will guide him. For now India should look at the talent available. Detractors rubbishing Yuvi's achievement should ask themselves which WC they won for their country. The team as whole won it and Yuvi was the pillar for India.

Posted by satish619chandar on (June 26, 2012, 8:05 GMT)

It would be awesome to have Yuvi back in team and that too for T20 WC.. But i would also wish he doesn't make himself available too early and get into trouble.. Health is more important than anything..

Posted by satanswish on (June 26, 2012, 7:36 GMT)

Bring on Stuart Broad and Yuvi will smash him all over the park again.

Posted by dariuscorny on (June 26, 2012, 6:42 GMT)

still feel he should give ample time to his body to recover.but there are number of experts around who know quite a lot than us here in this sure he must be in constant touch to his doctors.nothing is better than watching Yuvraj taking on bowlers as a mayhem.wish speedy recovery to Yuvraj.Welcome Son Of India

Posted by VJGS on (June 26, 2012, 6:35 GMT)

I just hope he doesn't strain himself too much and shorten his career. With seniors like Dravid retiring, Yuvraj is a vital member in the Test squad and should try to bring some stability into the side once all the seniors retire.

Posted by dariuscorny on (June 26, 2012, 6:31 GMT)

@wiseshah i agree with you friend.he is a very ordinary player of no class whatsoever.hitting six sixes in an over of Eng's strike bowler can be only done by an overhyped layer and a fluke more to add, he made India WC2011 champs,God has been extra kind to him,i feel?am i right?if he is over hyped then i wish India gets few more of these overhyped players in future,so that they can demolish oppositions and make India win more ICC trophies to come

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 6:18 GMT)

Looking at his present condition, It's very hard for him to make a quick comeback to competitive Cricket... Getting back match fitness is not an easy task... It'll definitely take at least 6 months, or maybe, even more... Hence, he should not be hurried into the team before he is fully fit... There are a lot of talented youngsters who really deserve a chance... They must be tried out in the meantime...

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 6:09 GMT)

@Drake Austin Chris Broad is a match referee not an umpire -_-

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 6:08 GMT)

Being a Pakistani, still i am a huge fan of Yuvraj. He is a gem of a player and a person. Wishing him best of luck for an early come back. hope to see you in field soon . . .

Posted by AkDoN on (June 26, 2012, 6:03 GMT)

Yuvi..Yuvi......Yuvi...again eagar to see Six in 6 this T20 WC. Welcome back...vey eagar to see ya soon in action.

Posted by Sushrutdhakal on (June 26, 2012, 6:01 GMT)

looking for long to see u back.

Posted by CRKS on (June 26, 2012, 5:55 GMT)

all the best yuvi...

played a key role in 2007 T20 wc and 2011 wc wins ..hopefully one more top performance

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (June 26, 2012, 4:59 GMT)

Wow, if he can make it to the world cup this year, that would be an amazing and fast recovery. I was under the impression that he might not be able to play for 1-2 years. Definitely wasn't expecting him to recover so fast. All the luck

Posted by Addy321 on (June 26, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

Great to hear Yuvi started practicing and want to play T20 WC.... All the best for yet another mission yuvi.... U rock..

Posted by agrwl.anmol on (June 26, 2012, 4:50 GMT)

I think his selection wud be an automatic one once he regains his fitness....coz he is a star player and dhoni always backs him....and it might prove unfruitful for many other young and deserving players...

Posted by Amitbajare on (June 26, 2012, 4:31 GMT)

@ Drake Austin I am sorry but Chris Broad is a Match Refree not an umpire

Posted by cricket-is-best on (June 26, 2012, 4:16 GMT)

people are only talking about the ODI world cup.forgot the T20 world cup.that was also won due to yuvraj.he won two important games single-handedly.salute to this man who has won TWO world cups for India.

Posted by   on (June 26, 2012, 1:53 GMT)

Dear Yuvi,

First of all let me wish you speedy recovery.You have won World Cup for India which is a life time achievement.You have not only fulfilled your dreams but also the dreams of Billion people.Winning World Cup for India in India is a dream come true... Your role in achieving this will be remembered by every Indian for long time. Whatever you achieve for India from now on wards will be considered as bonus. Please do not strain yourself in the process of getting back soon.Let your body adapt to the conditions naturally and take its own course. I know coming back will make you stronger than ever and make you healthier every day but let it take natural course as you well know that human body is a complicated machine and it is easy to control it as long as you listen to its vibe.Wish you best of luck in your training and please do take care of yourself.

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 21:10 GMT)

@gandabhai, hmmm i'm sorry but its Stuart Broad not Chris Broad, hu is an umpire -_-

Posted by gandabhai on (June 25, 2012, 20:27 GMT)

@ WISESHAH . Mate,do you know that no pakisteni has ever hit 6x 6's in an over in an international match . YUVI has . That against Chris Broad ,one of the best fast bowlers around .

Posted by Daveptee on (June 25, 2012, 19:58 GMT)

Wise shah, We are all talking about the limited overs skills of Yuvraj.......and we all know his caliber..He is not hyped.....he won India the world cup !

Posted by Nampally on (June 25, 2012, 19:57 GMT)

Yuvraj should get fit first after a very serious Cancer. If you have beaten cancer that itself is a victory. He should take it easy for at least 6 months before he starts full training. September 2012 come back in Indian XI is not a realistic goal. He should think in terms of 2013 for his come back.It is always possible for relapse of Cancer. First the body should get a full chance to recover from the Chemo, which has a debilitating influence.Realistic life goals should be the first priority. That is a realistic advise to Yuvraj.

Posted by wiseshah on (June 25, 2012, 19:02 GMT)

over hyped player, indian media always overhyped its player. indian team is no where near australia, england, saf or west indies team. so no hope

Posted by kimian on (June 25, 2012, 18:02 GMT)

Yuvraj Needs to be in the Indian Squad for the T20 World Cup.......I hope he recovers soon ..

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 17:41 GMT)

Get back to action yuvi... I m expecting u on the field as soon as possible with 100% fitness...........

Posted by keshav021 on (June 25, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

Good luch Yuvi and we all are waiting for your return. Your presence on the field will make wonders and your presence in the team will make miracles. We all wish you find your form and touch before the world T20 and win the cup for us.

Posted by Lovedegame on (June 25, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

Yuvi, you won us the world cup, u are a one man show the amount of matches u got us through the line i cant wait to see you back in action wid ball and bat.. I cant wait to see u again in BLUE

Posted by Chetan007 on (June 25, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

Best of Luck for Yuvi. India needs him the most at T20 WC. We also need to remove VInay Kumar from the team. Vinay Kumar is just wasting a spot in the team. Might be some one better will take his place. Anyway, Yuvi come back.

Posted by Naveed on (June 25, 2012, 17:20 GMT)

All the best Yuvraj. Eagerly waiting to see you back in action

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 17:17 GMT)

Yuvi nice to see back in training you are a proper Punjab Da Sher and hope all goes well with rehab and training. Looking forward to seeing in the middle hopefully for World T20 World Cup. Good luck.

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

Yuvi We are all expecting u hit another 6 SIXES in a over from broard over. Get Well soon and come back with a bang man.

Posted by sportofpain on (June 25, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

You are a fighter Yuvi and we are all behind you not just to make the T20 squad but also get back into the test squad. Give it your best and leave the rest to god.

Also remember that you are a true hero for your performance in the last world cup - yours has already been a gilttering career so don't put yourself under any extra pressure. You may have many more goals for yourself but as fans we can only appreciate you for what you have already done. Que sera sera

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

Very much essential in T20 worldcup@ srilanka!!!!!! bcozzzz in absence of yuvi we need to play jadeja for completing 5th bowler quota!!!!!!! Dream team for t20: gambhir sehwag kohli raina yuvi dhoni rohit yusuf rahane irfan praveen umesh zaheer dinda ashwin bhajji bhajji to continue that emotional character of world cup campaigns!! yusuf in bcoz of spinning tracks in srilanka and he is good player oh sorry gud hitter of slow bowling!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

all the best, Yuvi. Broad better get ready.

Posted by Rush2ram on (June 25, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

All the Best Yuvi - The Saviour

Posted by   on (June 25, 2012, 16:35 GMT)

Yuvi is top aggressive match winner who doesnt back down. If he finds some form before the WC, he will be a real asset to the team. For the WCT20 this year in Sri Lanka, he will prove to be in higher demand due to the fact that he can turn his arm over on slower wickets and is an excellent fielder. Needless to say, he can pace his innings very well. I cant wait to see him back. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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