By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Feb 18, 2012
Former West Indies pace bowler Malcolm Marshall's wife Connie Marshall has sent her best wishes to Yuvraj Singh, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the United States for the malignant lung tumour.
Marshall died at the age of 41 after he lost his battle with colon cancer in 1999.
"Hope Yuvraj Singh recovers well in time and captains India one day," Connie Marshall was quoted saying by MiD-Day.
"When was it (Yuvraj's cancer illness) diagnosed? she asked over the phone from Barbados.
Asked whether her husband would have survived had he got immediate treatment, Connie said: "I don't think so... I won't say that he would have survived. The disease is hard to diagnose at an early stage.
"In 1999, during the World Cup (in England) it was revealed that my husband had colon cancer. He immediately left his coaching job to begin treatment, but that proved unsuccessful. Malcolm underwent surgery and the operation was thought to have been a success, but..."
Marshall married Connie on September 25, 1999, just six weeks before his death. The couple began their relationship in the mid-1980s and son Mali was born in 1993.