Yuvraj Singh was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called ‘mediastinal seminoma’, a rare form of cancer which is a germ-cell tumour, which is located between his lungs.
He is currently in the United States undergoing chemotherapy, and has been told that the tumour is curable.
He has been told that he should be cured within 10 weeks, with the possibility of returning to the cricket field on the 1st of May.
Yuvaj recently took to Twitter to thank those who have been wishing him well, saying he has been overwhelmed by the response and support he has received. It is a dreadful turn of events for Yuvraj, who remains one of the most powerful and extravagant stroke makers in the game of cricket, and a man India could sorely do to return to fighting health again.
There has been widespread criticism of Yuvraj’s initial diagnosis, but this has since been rebuked by Yuvraj’s doctor who claims it was just a misunderstanding.
Yuvraj will be hoping that his unfortunate encounter with the illness can hopefully provide a springboard to help boost the profile of it, as well as promote its treatment and prevention.
Reports on his condition have been front page news in India, and has been widely reported about on national television, which some feel is in ill taste. He has come across as courageous and defiant in the face of adversity, and has come out and said he can’t wait to wear the Indian jersey and cap once again, and start smashing the ball around with one of the gray nicolls cricket bats he made famous.
The whole of world cricket has wasted no time in wishing him a speedy and full recovery, and the game of cricket is sorely missing one of its most charismatic characters.