Yuvraj Singh Cancer Battle: Inspirational Story

Yuvraj Singh (born 12 December 1981) is an Indian former cricketer who played internationally in all formats of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. One of the greatest limited over players to play for India, Yuvraj was particularly noted for his aggressive stroke play of the ball and his fielding.

Was he not scared? How could he fight it? Yes, of course, he was scared and therefore he delayed the treatment. But, can anyone run from the truth? He faced the fears to get batter during which he realized

“Cancer does not mean death. In one of his interviews, he said “Don’t be scared… Be positive… Please don’t think that your life is about to end… Take the right advice and act as soon as you can… If there’s an issue in your system, don’t ignore it… Look at me, I never thought I’d get the chance to again play for India, but I’ve beaten cancer… God has given me this opportunity and my love for cricket has brought me back. I see this alone as a huge achievement… The experience has made me stronger (in the mind)… If you’re strong, then you automatically become a positive person. Cancer doesn’t mean that you’re going to die.”


In November 2011, about seven months after India’s World Cup triumph, it was reported that Singh was suffering from a tumor in his lung. Three months later, it was confirmed that the tumor was cancerous and that he had mediastinal seminoma – a germ-cell tumor located between his lungs.

Yes, our hero was inspired by Lance Armstrong who has made many records in his career as well and was also diagnosed with the same kind of tumor in 1996. He was treated with a tumor and despite that, he began his career again. Yuvraj Singh has also been treated by the same doctor. During his time in the U.S, he used to read the autobiography of Lance Armstrong for motivation and to get his treatment done perfectly.



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