India news June 25, 2012

Yuvraj begins training in Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • kanas 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

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2012, 13:52 GMT

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

  • Senthil 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!"

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Shailendra on June 27, 2012, 4:50 GMT

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

  • Manhar 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?

  • Dummy4 on June 26, 2012, 16:57 GMT

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

  • darius 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.....

  • Earlla on June 26, 2012, 15:38 GMT


  • mark 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!!!

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