Government will help Yuvraj: Ajay Maken

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Published: Monday, February 6, 2012, 13:10 [IST]
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Sahara, Govt to offer support to Yuvraj

New Delhi, Feb 6: India's stylish left-hander Yuvraj Singh, might get support from the government as sports Minister Ajay Maken has offered support to the ailing batsman who is undergoing chemotheraphy in the US after reports confirmed that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer on Sunday.

"Wish Yuvraj a speedy recovery! Asking officials to find the quantum and nature of help required. Government shld & will help him," Maken tweeted.

The World Cup hero, is in the US since last month and is being treated for what was earlier claimed to be Lung tumour by his family members last year.

While his physiotherapist Dr. Jatin Chaudhary revealed that the man of the tournament in the last edition of World Cup, was battling Lung cancer and also assured that the ailment is curable as it is still in the initial stage. He also stressed that Yuvraj will be fit to resume cricket in the month of May.

"It is a rare tumour and is cancerous but it has been detected in stage one itself. Doctors had to decide whether to continue medication or go for chemotherapy but since parts of the tumour are just above the artery of his heart, there was a danger that while running it could burst. But it is 100% curable," Chaudhary said.

"The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on January 26. End of March, he would undergo a CT scan and should recover by then. After that it is just some rehabilitation in April before he is fit to be back on the field in May," he added.

"Thankfully no surgery is required, he is already a lot better than what he was and can't wait to be back on the cricket field," he said.

While Sports Minister has assured to provide some government help to the battling cricketer, Subrato Roy, the owner of Pune Warriors, Sahara which split with BCCI recently has also assured to pay Yuvraj his fee that is due for this year though he is not playing IPL 5.

The question is Yuvraj, himself has a good financial background and need not depend on such funds for his treatment, but such initiatives are appreciable, as it shows their support to the cricketer as a human being, and to the game of cricket.


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