Happy to play cricket after 6 months, says Yuvraj

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Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:14 [IST]
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Yuvraj plays cricket after six months

Bangalore, Jun 26: India's stylish batsman Yuvraj Singh who is eyeing a comeback to international cricket soon, batted for the first time after undergoing treatment for the dreaded disease, a rare germ cell cancer earlier this year.

The flamboyant batsman who is currently at the National Cricket Academy for a rehabilitation programme, tweeted on his social networking site that he was happy to hit a few deliveries after a long time.

"Grilling session at nca! Happy to hit a few balls after almost 6 mnths. Strength is ok need to build on cardio!! Target t20 w cup. Lets c," Yuvraj tweeted.

Into his second week of rehabilitation, the cricketer admitted that he was slowly gaining strength and was confident that he would make a comeback soon.

"I am right now in the second week of rehabilitation and I am feeling good. My body will slowly become stronger, I am sure," he said while talking to reporters.

Yuvraj, hoping to be fit for ICC World T20, which is scheduled to be played in Sri Lanka in the month of September gives him ample time to be fully fit.

But, the cricketer has not played the game since November 2011, as he was undergoing a lot of tests and finally he was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer which forced him to stay away from cricket.

"The target is the T20 World Cup, and hopefully, I will be able to come just before that," reiterated the 30-year-old left-hander, who has not appeared in any form of the game since last November when he was diagnosed with the disease.

The left-handed batsman, who witnessed the most gruelling phase in his life during the treatment process, and he received a lot of wishes and prayers from his fans and well wishers around the globe and the cricketer is still reminded of those wishes and said 'it is overwhelming'.

"Great response... It is overwhelming... The wishes of the whole country. I want to come back and play for the country," he said.

Yuvraj also admitted that he is getting better every passing day and is confident about making a return to the Indian cricket team soon.

"I'm feeling good. It's been two months since I finished my chemotherapy. Initially my energy levels were low but now I am following my diet and eating loads of food and it's getting better," he had said.


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