Yuvraj could've been treated earlier, says father

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Published: Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:21 [IST]
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Yuvraj coughed badly during Mohali ODI

Chandigarh, Feb 6: Former cricketer Yograj Singh has revealed that Yuvraj Singh could be treated earlier, but due to unknown reasons, his treatment was delayed.

Yograj Singh has said that "Yuvraj was coughing badly during the World Cup match at Mohali, and if diagnosed earlier he could have been treated early".

In his recent interview to Times Now and Star News on Monday, he has said that, Dr. Kohli, Yuvraj's doctor had called him and suggested him to go for US for treatment.

"Dr. Kohli called me 6 months ago. He requested me to take Yuvraj to America", said Yograj Singh, Yuvraj's father.

He also thanked BCCI for not selecting him for the Australian tour as the story would have been totally different.

"I want to thank BCCI and its officials. I bow my head before them. The story would have been different if he was sent to Australia. Yuvraj wanted to play for the team".

“Yuvraj is being treated by the same doctor who once treated Lance Armstrong and he will emerge stronger and even a better player after recovering from the illness becoming the greatest of all times." he said.

Yograj also makes it clear that his son could have been treated earlier, if they had got a clue.

"During his (Yuvraj) knock of 65 in the match played at Mohali, he was often found removing his helmet and coughing throughout the innings. If there were any tests conducted during that time, then we could have diagnosed it earlier," told Times Now Channel on Monday.

The question now is, if Yuvraj was found coughing badly, why didn't the physio nor the team management go ahead with a test so that if there were any issues they could have found a quicker solution rather than knowing it now, almost a year after the World Cup. If it was known earlier, Yuvraj could have recovered by now, as his father opined.


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