Yuvraj in good spirits after meeting team-mates

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Published: Friday, April 27, 2012, 11:49 [IST]
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Yuvraj happy to meet Pune Warriors team

Pune, Apr 27: Yuvraj Singh who is recovering from a rare germ-cell cancer, met his team mates at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune as the home team played against Deccan Chargers on Thursday.

The stylish left-hander was seen waving the crowd, talking and cheering his team mates as they played against Sangakkara's Chargers.

When asked about his health and his return to the game, the World Cup hero said, he is hoping to make a comeback soon.

"I'm starting to feel better, eating a lot of organic food. Doesn't taste good but I have to eat it. I'm starting to walk more. I can't say a time (when he'll come back). Maybe two or three months. Depends on my body. Hopefully I'll come back fast," Yuvraj said just before the match.

"I wanted to go and take guard today but I was happy to hit a few balls and see my team-mates. I am happy to see my friends and of course the crowd. It's nice to be back among my team-mates and friends. It's special today," he said.

Having fought a tough battle, Yuvraj said it was very difficult to go through such a phase but could overcome all the hurdles due to the support he received from his friends, family and well wishers.

"It was hard for me to digest when I was diagnosed. But that's the way life is. I've fought a tough battle, it's been gruelling for me and my family. I've had a lot of support, a lot of love. If you have your family's support it helps. I had support from the nation," an emotional Yuvraj said.

"At the moment I'm fine, hopefully I can return soon. Chemotherapy is tough on the body, but I was positive. I want to thank the fans, friends and the BCCI for their support," he added.

Yuvraj who was in the stadium to cheer his team, when aksed about Pune Warriors' chances in the tournament, he said the team has been doing extremely under the able guidance of Sourav Ganguly.

"The team is playing well. Dada (Sourav Ganguly) is leading the team well. The younger players are doing well. You never know we can go to the final."

While Ganguly, who is known to be an inspiration to many, a mentor and a senior member of Pune Warriors, was equally happy to see Yuvraj in the dug out with other team mates.

"It's good to see him, he's in the dug out," Ganguly said.


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