Kumble visits Yuvraj Singh in Boston

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Published: Monday, February 27, 2012, 13:39 [IST]
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Kumble visits Yuvraj Singh in Boston

New Delhi, Feb 27: Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for rare germ cell cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research in Boston, got a surprise visit from former India captain and leg-spin legend Anil Kumble.

Yuvraj, who is undergoing second cycle of chemotherapy, posted a picture with Kumble and tweeted: "It was so nice of jumbo to surprise me ! Great motivation and a happy day spent with the legend!"

On Saturday, MTV-VJ, actor Ranvijay Singh had met him. Yuvi tweeted: "@RannvijaySingha came all the way to see me ! Means a lot !"

They later watched comedy film Andaz Apna Apna together.

On February 14, Yuvraj gave good news to all his fans as a Valentines Day gift. He tweeted that his tumour is almost out of his system.

"Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system After reading my todays scan !Second cycle has started."

Yuvraj is expected to finish the treatment in March and is expected to be back on the field in May, according to his doctor. Yuvraj has been in Boston for almost a month.

Yuvraj is being treated by one of the best cancer doctors, Dr Einhorn, who has also treated legendary cyclist Lance Amstrong, who had suffered from testicular cancer in 1996.

The 30-year-old, who went to US last month, has gone 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 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. He was named Player of the Tournament in the World Cup for scoring 362 runs and grabbing 15 wickets in nine matches.


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