Comments /967 Views / Monday, 19 March 2012 00:12
New Delhi: India’s World Cup cricket hero Yuvraj Singh announced on Sunday that he has been discharged from hospital after undergoing chemotherapy for a cancerous tumour.
“3rd chemo cycles over, back from hospital n I am free....Can’t wait to be back home,” the 30-year-old all-rounder said via Twitter from the United States, where he has been receiving treatment.
Left-handed Yuvraj, named man of the tournament after India’s World Cup triumph at home last April, was diagnosed with a rare condition, mediastinal seminoma - a malignant tumour between his lungs - soon after the event.
Thousands of well-wishers, including US cycling great Lance Armstrong, have sent messages to the player, who is known for his aggressive batting and disciplined spin bowling.
Thanking fans for their support, Yuvraj also doffed his hat to Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar for achieving the “unachievable” after becoming the only player to score 100 international centuries on Friday.
“Overwhelmed and full of emotions Tendulkar take a bow What he has achieved is immeasurable and what he has done is unachievable,” he said.
Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs and bagged 15 wickets in nine World Cup matches, has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of the three home Tests against the West Indies in November.
He has scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000.
29 May 2017
Newly appointed Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe being congratulated by his predecessor Arjuna Ranatunga when the former assumed duties early last week following the mini reshuffle of the Cabinet - Pic by Lasantha Kumara Sh...
29 May 2017
New Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera officially assuming duties at the ministry – Pic by Pradeep Pathirana Promise to continue with economic reform program The new Minister of Finance, Mangala Sa...
27 May 2017
India’s new INR 16,210 million ($ 250.9 million) plan to enable Tamil Nadu fishermen to exit fishing in the Palk Bay in three years from this year could end its decades-long row with Sri Lanka over poaching in Sri Lan...
26 May 2017
By the time you read this, you would have perused many pieces, no doubt, on the precarious state of the nation of late. The painful memories of April-May – Meethotamulla pitfall and the proposed appointment of a military panjandrum to curb, ...
Addressing job readiness to fast-forward economic growth
India should either come up with a better plan for Sri Lanka or send a thank you note to China
Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system
Religious violence in Sri Lanka: A new perspective on an old problem
President’s visit will boost Australia – Sri Lanka ties: Ambassador Skandakumar
Sri Lanka and Australia make Joint Declaration to enhance cooperation
BCIS signs a MoU to enhance SL-China academic cooperation
Sri Lanka-China Business Council in Hangzhou set up to boost bilateral ties