New Delhi, Aug 29: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said he was apprehensive about Yuvraj Singh's success in the shortest version of the game, as he has just recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, during a promotional event for the World T20 starting September 18, 2012.
Ganguly who was pleased with the southpaw's comeback said he was worried about his health as is all set to play the T20 World Cup right after recovering from cancer.
Though he is playing two T20 internationals against New Zealand after the second Test at Bangalore, Ganguly said the T20 games before the World Cup would give a fair idea of how much the stylish left-hander has recovered from cancer.
"The two matches against New Zealand will give us an idea of how much he has recovered. It would be wrong if I say I am not worried about his health," said Ganguly.
"However, I am really happy that he has come back from a tough phase. I am sure he must be thrilled too," said Ganguly on Tuesday.
While many cricketers were cautious about Yuvraj's health as they were surprised to see his name in the squad for the T20 WC, as he had not played international matches for more than a year and moreover he had just recovered from a rare germ cell cancer.
Former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar also echoed Ganguly's opinion, as he said it was indeed an emotional decision to include him in the final squad for the T20 World Cup.
"Let's be honest, it was an emotional decision to bring him back. It is difficult to imagine the trauma he has gone through. But the good thing is that he has shown eagerness to come back and will certainly boost the team's morale," said Manjrekar.
Yuvraj who is currently playing at Nelamangala's Adarsh Cricket Academy in Bangalore, with Ranji players is practising for the two T20s against New Zealand.