The star cricketer from the Indian Cricket team, Yuvraj Singh, who recently back to India after a three month long treatment in the US hospital for a rare germ cancer, said in a press conference that it won’t be easy to make an early comeback in the Indian cricket team but he is having high to return to the team soon.
The cricketer was addressing to media for the first time after his return to India. Yuvraj Singh was the hero of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and won the Man-of-the-Series award.
Yuvraj Singh was accompanied by his doctor Nitesh Rohatgi during the press conference. Yuvraj said, “I don’t know what future holds. It will be a great achievement if I get back to the field. I am thankful to god that I got back my life. Everybody faces such issues. I am very happy and thankful to everyone that I am out of it.”
Yuvraj Singh said, “All my fans want me to come back soon, I am sure you people will understand that my body will take time. I will have to take care of my health. I will try to return as soon as possible, in the next two months. I have been through a very tough time.”
He said, “Cancer is out of my system, but the scars are yet to be healed. A high protein diet helped. Thankful to god that I got my life back.”
Further, the cricketer said, “Cyclist Lance Armstrong helped a lot and he was an inspiration in my fight against cancer. 5-6 years back I was reading his book and left it midway for some reason. I had to complete it this way may be. He had similar cancer but his was in the last stage and mine was detected at early stage.”
He told media that his mother, Shabnam, is his biggest strength. He said, “I was in a denial initially. I concealed my ill-health for a long time. I had breathing problems during World Cup. I gave myself pep talk. I battled breathing problems. I was cheerful even after cancer was detected.”
Talking on Sachin, he said, “Sachin Tendulkar always spoke positively and always inspired me. It is difficult but not impossible to overcome cancer. If I can overcome everyone can.”
He said, “I wanted to be part of the team when Sachin Tendulkar scored his hundredth hundred but unfortunately I couldn’t be. It was sad. I stayed away from cricket in the last three months because whenever I saw a match, I used to feel frustrated.”