Post Cancer, Yuvraj plays first practice match

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Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:47 [IST]
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Post Cancer, Yuvi plays first match

Bangalore, Aug 2: India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh played his first practice match in eight months after having started training from June 27.

"Finally played my first practice game after 8 months! Got 47 of 70 balls bowled 5 overs fielded 30 overs! Not bad for a start !!"

Yuvraj's comeback was not a cake-walk, as he struggled to get back to shape after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer after being diagnosed early in the month of February.

After three cycles of chemotherapy and rehabilitation, Yuvraj Singh resumed practice in the month of June, as he also described how he felt when he played after six-seven months.

The cricketer himself had said that he felt stressed out after completing 15 minutes of training, while he was undergoing his rehabilitation programme, at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

"It's a big achievement for me hitting the nets. I felt happy, really good to be in the nets," he had said following his first hit at the nets after recuperating fully.

"It was not a bad session, for the first time after about six months. I got tired after about 15 minutes but I am sure every day will be a better day," he told reporters then.

Yuvraj, after recuperating from a rare germ cell cancer, was named in India's 30 member squad for the ICC World T20 to be held in Sri Lanka next month.

With the flamboyant batsman gearing up for the T20 World Cup, people all over the globe could expect the left-handed batsman to repeat the magic yet again in the T20 WC after his heroics in India's WC triumph in 2011.


Story first published:  Thursday, August 2, 2012, 10:33 [IST]
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