Yuvraj Singh, India’s cricketing heartthrob, returns to India today after two long months of Chemotherapy and cancer treatment. He was treated at the Boston Cancer Research Institute in the US by the same doctor who treated Lance Armstrong, the famous cancer survivor. He is flying to New Delhi from London today, where he was recuperating from the treatment. He tweeted about his happiness of coming back home and his excitement about meeting his friends and family.
Yuvraj Singh is suffering from Mediastinal germ cell seminoma, a rare form of cancer in the chest cavity between the lungs. Seminoma indicates that this variant of germ cell cancer is very sensitive to chemotherapy. Finally the day has come ! i am going home tomorrow ! cant wait , excited to see my friends and family ..see you india!! mera bharat mahan!” Yuvraj had tweeted on Sunday.
Yuvraj posed with his mother Shabnam for shutterbugs as a huge crowd gathered at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to have a glimpse of India’s 2011 World Cup hero. Yuvraj then left for his residence in Gurgaon. ”Yuvraj is fine. He has fought a long innings against cancer. We are grateful to his fans for their support and wishes,” said Shabnam. Yuvraj’s father, Yograj Singh told television channels that his son was fine and hoped to see him back on the cricket field soon. ”Yuvi has fought a battle very difficult to cope up with. He’s very strong… He’s come back hail and hearty and that is a beautiful moment for me,” he said. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar visited Yuvraj in London last week while former India captain Anil Kumble had flown to the US to meet the star cricketer when he was undergoing chemotherapy.