By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Nov 30, 2011
Indian Tennis star Leander Paes on Wednesday said that cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s story of suffering through lot of pain and trauma throughout the ICC 2011 World Cup and still coming out with flying colours is phenomenal.
"Yuvraj's story is phenomenal. To suffer like that is tough. I've been through it, so I know. It'll be great to see him back to cricket soon," Paes said.
"I was shocked to hear about Yuvraj but I don't know the details of what actually happened to him, as I was away (for the World Tour Finals in London)," Paes told MiD DAY.
Yuvraj is presently recuperating from non-malignant tumour in his left lung. The stylish Indian cricketer played the World Cup getting bouts of cough and vomit, and he kept ignoring the problem to concentrate on the campaign.
"Reports and scans then showed us that Yuvraj was dealing with something really serious. A golf-ball size lump was found over his left lung and doctors advised us to go in for more detailed scans,” his mother Shabnam had revealed.
"The initial reports suggested that Yuvraj had what in medical terms, is called a abnormal tumour called lymphoma over his left lung. The danger was, we were told, that it could be malignant," she said.
"When he returned from England... detailed scanning, and biopsy reports indicated that the tumour is non-malignant and non-threatening and can be treated through proper medication and therapy. In medical terms, Yuvraj is now in a much better state and on his way to a full recovery," she added.