Cricket ace Yuvraj Singh is all set to write a bare all account about his battle with cancer. Titled ‘In Different Form’, the book will be published in December 2012.
“If I think of it my life is full of words beginning with C. I was born in Chandigarh; I became a cricketer, and through my decade as an international cricketer all I craved, along with the rest of the India team, was the Cup…This story, though, is about the new C in my life. It is the story of my cancer,” Yuvraj was quoted saying in a press release issued by Random House India, who acquired the rights to publish the book.
“From the World Cup to cancer, the last two years have taught me a lot. In the team I am someone who feels I can help youngsters with what I have learned from my mistakes and always keep the team in great spirits. After cancer when I found out how many cancer patients there are in India, I learned that I belong to a much bigger group of people. I can imagine they may be lonely, confused, scared. So, I wanted to share my ups and downs. Guys, we are one team,” Yuvraj said.
The book will be something along the lines of Lance Armstrong’s autobiography ‘It’s Not About The Bike’, depicting a sportsman’s battle for his life.
Open, candid and intimate it will be a remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer – from denial and acceptance, from his battle to defeat the disease to the struggles he still faces, the release said.