Gurgaon: Apr 11, 2012
Yuvraj Singh, on Wednesday, revealed that he is planning to write a book on his experience and change of thought process during the treatment for cancer.
"I am writing about it, what I went through, the people who were around me. I am writing a book which will come out someday. My thoughts have changed, because you get everything in life but the most important thing is happiness.
"Money is important, but it's important that you are happy in life. When I started playing for India, I always wondered whether I would score runs, field well...these questions were there. But now, I am happy in life, I am content. Definitely I will play cricket but with less stress on my mind," he explained.
On why he was active on twitter even while being down physically, Yuvraj said he did that to "avoid speculation" and keep his fans updated about his condition. .
Asked about his immediate goal, Yuvraj said, "Immediate goal is to feel healthy, I am happy. There is no reason why I shouldn't be back soon. Just feel better."
Watching from the sidelines as the IPL unfolds, Yuvraj said, "I miss playing the IPL, I wish (my team) Pune (Warriors) all the best."
"I just want to rest and get better. May be in May I will go and watch a few (IPL) games."
Yuvraj said from now on he would have to work on fitness a lot more but he would not change from being the fun-loving person he is perceived to be.
"I was always fun loving and I would always be like that.
I won't hide myself. I know I am a good person at heart. I am not 20 anymore, I have to work harder on my fitness," he said.
"It has definitely been the toughest battle of my life. I can't compare it to the World Cup triumph but playing cricket is easier than fighting cancer.
"Cancer has taught me a lot of things. May be it is the best thing that has happened to me, I can't say right now but may be some years down the line, I would realise. When I was taking chemotherapy, there were a lot of elderly patients, and that would inspire me. I thought, if they can be cured, why can't I be," he said.(PTI)
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