27 feb 2012
Yuvraj Singh gets a ‘Jumbo’ surprise
New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for rare germ cell cancer in Boston, got a pleasant surprise when former India captain and leg-spin legend Anil Kumble went to meet him.
Yuvraj, who is away from the cricket field but very much active on Twitter, posted a pic and said: “It was so nice of jumbo to surprise me ! Great motivation and a happy day spent with the legend!”
On Saturday, MTV-VJ, actor and Yuvraj’s good friend Ranvijay Singh went to meet him. Yuvi tweeted: “@RannvijaySingha came all the way to see me ! Means a lot !”
They later watched comedy film Andaz Apna Apna together.
On February 14, Yuvraj gave a great piece of news to all his fans as a Valentine’s Day gift. He tweeted that his tumour was almost out of his system.
“Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system Aftr reading my todays scan !Second cycle has started.”
Dr Einhorn, who is known to be the among the best cancer doctors in the world, had also treated legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, who had suffered from testicular cancer in 1996.
Yuvraj, who has been in Boston since last month, is expected to be back on the field in the first week of May, according to his doctor. His second cycle of chemotherapy has started.
The 30-year-old, who went to US last month, has gone bald during the treatment, which will go on till the last week of March before the process of rehabilitation starts in April.
After being diagnosed with the illness, Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November.
He has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000. He was named Player of the Tournament in the World Cup for scoring 362 runs and grabbing 15 wickets in nine matches.