Yuvraj Singh, the cynosure of all eyes

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Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012, 16:38 [IST]
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Visakhapatnam, Sep 7: In recent times, no cricket match involving India has garnered so much interest as Saturday's Twenty20 International against New Zealand here. It is an emotional game as Yuvraj Singh is set to return in Indian jersey after winning his battle against a rare germ cell cancer.

Yuvraj Singh, the cynosure of all eyes

Yuvraj has been the cynosure of all eyes in Visakhapatnam. In a matter of first 60 minutes on Tuesday, 10,000 tickets were sold. It was all due to Yuvraj effect.

The left-handed all-rounder was diagnosed with cancer last year and had to undergo chemotherapy in the US. He was picked by the BCCI selectors for the two T20Is against New Zealand and also this month's ICC World Twenty20 2012.

The 2011 World Cup hero tweeted that "he can't wait anymore" to play the game on Saturday.

Yuvraj (@YUVSTRONG12) tweeted on Thursday: "Just landed in lovely vizag!! Beautiful scenic view before landing! Hope it doesn't rain tom and day after!! Cause I just can't wait anymore."

The last time Yuvraj played for India was in November 2011. That was in a Test match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against West Indies.

After winning his battle against cancer in the US, he returned to India in April. After few weeks of rest, he was back in training at Bangalore's National Cricket Academy.

Yuvraj, who won the Man-of-the-series award in India's 2011 World Cup triumph, put in a lot of hard work at NCA. He was also involved in few practice games in Bangalore.

Last month, he was named in the Indian T20 squad for New Zealand series and World T20 in Sri Lanka.

One of the greatest comebacks in cricket history will be scripted in Visakhapatnam come Saturday. Yuvraj will be given a rousing reception at the ground by fans.

For 40 overs of cricket on the weekend, it will be the "Crown Prince" who will be hogging all the limelight at the ACA-VDCA Stadium.


Story first published:  Friday, September 7, 2012, 15:49 [IST]
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