Yuvraj Singh’s mother, Mrs. Shabnam Singh, shocked everyone on November 26th, 2011 when she announced that Yuvraj Singh is battling with a tumour between the lungs. The National cricket hero, who claimed Man-of-the-tournament award at India’s World Cup Cricket 2011 winning campaign, was treated for neoplasm (mediastinal seminoma).
Indian all-rounder underwent three cycles of chemotherapy over a span of two and a half months in Boston, United States. Lawrence H Einhorn, who treated cycling champion, Lance Armstrong in 1996, was the expert looking after Yuvraj’s treatment. His reply to the overall medical treatment was confident; assuring that cricketer would not suffer a relapse. After chemotherapy cycles, Yuvraj spent some time in London to recuperate from the after-effects of chemotherapy.
During his treatment, middle-order batsmen did workouts besides playing pool which was physically possible. He is expected to hold a press conference on April 11th, 2012 to reveal some information about his treatment and cricket comeback. He remembered anniversary of the world cup final glory in a tweet, referring it to as a jubilant night.
Moreover, Yuvraj remained in touch with friends, family and cricket colleagues via twitter. In all his updates, world cup hero never reflected signs of struggle, loss, or pain. After chemotherapy sessions, he tweeted, ‘Three chemo cycles over, back from hospital n I am free. Road to recovery starts now. Can't wait to be back home.’ Besides, he also sent honouring updates for Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for their milestones.
Upbeat Yuvraj expressed delight on homecoming with a tweet, ‘finally the day has come! I am going home tomorrow! Can’t wait, excited to see my friends and family, see you India. Mera Bharat Mahaan!’
Support for Yuvraj Singh during his fighting term was immense, which included inspirational messages from International celebrities, cricketers, politicians and fans from all over the world. Shocking news of Yuvraj’s cancer triggered concerns and worries among cricket enthusiasts around the globe, with people discussing all possible aspects associated with cancer.
His well-wishers list was huge, including famous names like Lance Armstrong, India’s yoga guru Ramdev Baba besides cricketing fraternity. A close friend accompanied the cricketer during his treatment term in London, who continuously updated that fighting all-rounder is upbeat to fight his health condition and returned as much more stronger.
Lance Armstrong, seven-times tour de France winner, who also fought cancer, urged Yuvraj to live strong forgetting all worries in a visual message. His IPL franchise Pune Warriors India expressed ecstasy on his return, tweeting, ‘Warrior Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) is back in India. Welcome back Yuvi.’