Visakhapatnam, Sep 8 (): Yuvraj Singh, India’s World Cup hero is returning back to the cricket fields, after his victorious battle against an unusual germ cell cancer. He is restarting his journey with international cricket by playing a T20 match against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Within months after winning the title “Man of the Tournament”, in World Cup 2011, Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with a disorder between his lungs.
The victorious all-rounder underwent three phases of chemotherapy. After returning back from his treatment, he took hard training sessions in Bangalore at National Cricket Academy.
Talking exclusively to a media about his comeback, Yuvraj said that he was quite excited about stepping into the field and was more anxious. He said that he feels like he is playing for India for the first time.
On saying about his training and fitness level, he said confidently that he could not predict his performance in this first T20 but he had trained himself a lot to make a good comeback. The cricketer last appeared in the international cricket at Kolkata test match against West Indies last year in the month of November.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian team captain wants to keep his emotions under control and being the leader of the team, he wants to safeguard Yuvraj from the excitement surrounding the World Cup champion.
At the pre-match media interactions, Dhoni told reporters that he felt that they all need to maintain themselves as normal as possible. He told them not to create hype around the cricketer and that one should not let him ponder about what had really happened in his life.
The captain termed Yuvraj as a strong personality. He said that the most important issue at this moment is the most admired stylish left-handed cricketer should enjoy his comeback as his second innings.