Red colour irritates me, says Yuvraj Singh

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Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 17:18 [IST]
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Favourite colour red, irritates me: Yuvi

New Delhi, Jul 12: India's flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh has said that he has seen so much of blood that he hates the colour especially after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer earlier this year.

"Red used to be my favourite colour but I have seen so much of blood that now I hate red. The colour irritates me," Yuvraj said during an interaction with media persons at his cricket academy in Pathways School, Gurgaon recently.

Yuvraj added that post cancer, his life has changed and his approach towards the game.

"My approach towards the game has been changed. Of course, it will be the biggest achievement for me whenever I will play my first game for the country (after recovering)."

The left-handed batsman shared his experience about how he felt while undergoing chemotherapy.

"I struggled to breath earlier. Now I am breathing with both lungs. I can eat samosa. I could smell food during chemo but could not eat it. I am relieved to be able to live like a normal man now," the 30-year-old said in a pragmatic tone.

"I was in bed for 4-6 months and only I can feel what it means to be back on the field. Even I did not imagine that I will be able to play again but my progress has been good. I can't describe in words, how it felt when I had my first knocking session."

Having stressed on returning to the national side before the T20 World Cup that is scheduled to begin in September, Yuvraj Singh said he just can't wait for that moment.

"I am not worried. Obviously, I want to play but I can't keep thinking about it," he added.

The 30 year old also said that the first few weeks of training was painful as he could not play for more than 15 minutes, but over a period of time, he has been able to cope up with it and hopes he can make it to the team ahead of ICC World T20.

"For the first two weeks, every muscle in my body was paining. The body used to be bit shaky but I'm 50-55 per cent there. Rest, I will attain in two month.

"I am hitting the ball well. The hand-eye co-ordination is better although the feet movement is slow. The best part is that I don't get tired now. Hopefully, I will be able to make a comeback in T20 World Cup," Yuvraj, who is working out for six hours a day, concluded.


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