Sehwag and Pietersen to meet Yuvraj Singh

Published: Monday, April 9, 2012, 16:44 [IST]
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Sehwag and Pietersen to meet Yuvraj

New Delhi, Apr 9: Welcoming Yuvraj Singh on his return to the country, Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag on Monday said he will personally meet his India team-mate this week and inquire about his health.

Yuvraj, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs in the United States, returned home to a rousing welcome from adoring fans this morning.

Received by his mother Shabnam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, Yuvraj came on a Jet Airways flight this morning after spending some days in London to recuperate from the after-effects of the chemotherapy.

"I am very happy Yuvraj is back (from the US). We all prayed for him. In the coming 2-3 days I will go and personally meet him," Sehwag said during a promotional event here.

"He is presently under rehabilitation and I hope he will return to the field soon," he added.

Sehwag's Daredevils team-mate Kevin Pietersen praised Yuvraj for his fighting abilities and said he too will personally meet him this week.

"I was lucky enough to speak to Yuvraj last night before his return from London. I plan to meet him this week," Pietersen said.

"As a sportsperson our job is to accommodate and follow our fellow cricketers in their difficult times.

"Yuvraj is a fighter and he will fight through this period also," the English batsman added.

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who will also don the the Daredevils' colours in the ongoing Indian Premier League, also wished Yuvraj a speedy recovery.

"I'm very happy that Yuvraj's treatment has gone down well in the US. I came to know about his cancer during the CB series in Australia. Though I did not get hold of Yuvraj, I kept regular updates about him from his manager," Jayawardene said.

"He is good spirits and I wish him all the best. Sooner than later I am hoping to play against him again."


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