Friday, March 16

Yuvraj wants cancer ordeal to end

Last month, Yuvraj tweeted that the tumour between his lungs was almost out of his system.

Yuvraj Singh tweeted this picture to his followers 

Calcutta (The Telegraph): Yuvraj Singh is on the verge of completing his most challenging innings yet. The 30-year-old, however, can’t wait for it to end.

The flamboyant left-handed batsman, currently undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, took to Twitter to inform his well-wishers, on Tuesday, that his treatment was almost over.

“My last stretch 4 mor dys to go Can’t wait fr it to end Set me free dear lord,” Yuvraj tweeted.

Yuvraj’s Pune Warriors teammate, Murali Kartik, tweeted in reply: “Stay strong mate… He is looking after you… lots of prayers from all over india..see ya soon”.

Yuvraj went bald during the treatment, which will go on till the last week of March before the process of rehabilitation starts in April.

After being diagnosed with the illness, Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of the three home Tests against the West Indies in November.

He has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000.

During the treatment, Yuvraj had been paid a visit by the legendary Anil Kumble.

Yuvraj was quick to shower tributes on Rahul Dravid, after the latter announced his retirement.

“Legend has walked into the cricketing sunset. Privileged to share the dressing room with Jammy.” Yuvraj tweeted.

“Man with grit, determination and exemplary work ethic. his preparation never dipped his concentration never wavered."

“Example for generations to follow. U will be missed Dravid."

“Have a great retired life. Wishing you and your family best of health and happiness...”

Earlier Yuvraj tweeted that he was feeling “better” after receiving a message of support from cycling legend Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong, who was treated for testicular cancer, runs a foundation for cancer survivors. The 30-year-old Yuvraj is being treated for a rare form of cancer called seminoma.

“I want you to know that the entire LIVESTRONG team is here for you. We say it all the time, and truly believe in it: Knowledge is power, Unity is strength and Attitude is everything,” the message read.

The cyclist signed off the message with “Go Yuvi!! Livestrong.”

Yuvraj has been reading Armstrong’s 2000 autobiography It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life for inspiration.

Yuvraj had thanked Armstrong for his message. “Message from @lancearmstrong makes me feel better! Thank you lance, means a lot hope we can meet,” Yuvraj tweeted.

Last month, Yuvraj tweeted that the tumour between his lungs was almost out of his system. According to his doctor, the left-hander is expected to be back on the field in the first week of May.

“Its the truth every1 needs to face it. And have the courage to live the reality of life! Life is unpredictable. Highs and lows are part of it, and one needs to deal with them. That’s why Birla add is close to my heart.”

Yuvraj has never been short of motivation during his illness. “Of course everyday I look forward to come back and wear my india jersey my india cap and represent my country again.”

Earlier, replying to a post by Aussie legend Shane Warne, Yuvraj wrote: “hey you legend! Thanks mate, I’m doing good, staying positive! Hope you and family are well, cheers! 

Source: Yahoo!
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