Yuvraj Singh, the World Cup hero, who participated in Simi Garewal's 'India's most desirable' TV show, after the World Cup was predicted to have a few health issues after the completion of the World Cup by the host Simi Garewal last year.
A recap of the Yuvraj's interview with Simi Garewal last year, suggests that the lady having interviewed the stylish batsman, had also predicted that he might have some health issues after the World Cup.
"Singh, would go through “another few months of ups and downs", that he would have “little bit of health issues", she had said on her show titled 'India's most desirable' last year.
As Simi Garewal had predicted, soon after the World Cup, Yuvraj was out of action due to a finger injury as he played only one Test match in England (29th July, 2011) while he played 2 Tests in the home series against West Indies in November 2011.
Moreover, he hasn't played any one-day international after the World Cup.
During this period many people criticised Yuvraj for not playing well, and not capitalising on the chances he got, but none of them were aware of the fact that Yuvraj was battling cancer.
He was coughing badly during the World Cup semi-final match against Pakistan in Mohali, and reports suggest that he suffered badly throughout the tournament, but neglected it thoroughly while his family members too did not take note of the reason for vomitting and severe cough which added to the delay in treatment.
In November 2011, Yuvraj's mother announced that her son has been detected with a non-malignant tumour in the left lung, which was considered to be harmless. After a few months, many twists in the tale have given a totally different story as the left-hander was diagnosed with a rare germ-cell cancer on February 5, 2012 a day after the IPL auction for the fifth season was held in Bangalore.
It is said that the tumour is located in between the two lungs and is still in its initial phase, so doctors say that, the disease is completely curable.
Yuvraj, who is currently undergoing his third round of chemotherapy at a cancer institute in the US, is expected to recover in 10 weeks time.
For the first time in the last few months, he has tweeted on his twitter profile to thank his fans and celebrities who have supported him and await his comeback.
Yuvraj has tweeted, 'Finally, the hair is gone! But #livstrong #yuvstrong'.
"I will fight and come back as a stronger man cause I have the prayers of my nation ! Thank you to the media for their support and respecting my privacy," Yuvraj wrote on Twitter.
"Of course everyday I look forward to come back and wear my india jersey my india cap and represent my country again jai hind," he tweeted.
Yuvraj also blamed none but himself for the delay in treatment.
Inspired by a book written by Lance Amstrong - "It's not about the bike - My journey back to life," Yuvraj intends to meet the popular cyclist, as he recovered from testicular cancer before staging a comeback.
Though Simi Garewal's predictions came true, Yuvraj, battling germ-cell cancer, would fight back and stage a strong comeback which is not far off as he is expected to be in action from the first week of May.
Come May 2012, Yuvraj who is known to be a fighter, would definitely roar on the cricket field again.