Home > News >

Yuvraj Singh: I don’t want to think about cancer relapse

Yuvraj Singh: I don't want to think about cancer relapse

Yuvraj Singh said it was important that cancer patients visit the right doctors and get the right treatment © AFP

Kolkata: Jan 2, 2013
 
India‘s flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has returned to the game after a successful battle with cancer on Wednesday, said he kept the thought of relapse of the disease away from his mind.
 
“Every survivor has this at the back of his mind. Aap ne to darai diya mujhe relapse bolke (you have frightened me by talking of relapse). I don’t want to think about relapse,” Yuvraj said at a programme when asked what would be his message to cancer survivors who may suffer a relapse.
 
Yuvraj said it was important that cancer patients visit the right doctors and get the right treatment.
 
Diagnosed with a stage-1 cancerous tumour in his left lung in 2011, Yuvraj had to undergo a rigorous chemotherapy regime in the US before making his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand.
 
Describing 2011 as the most crucial but unpredictable year of his life, Yuvraj said while he was a part of the Indian team that won the World Cup, he was also diagnosed with the dreaded disease.
 
“I got diagnosed with cancer. It’s very difficult to get out of it. I am very happy I could come out,” said the southpaw.
 
He said now his first priority was to perform and improve.
 
“My priority now is my performance, how to go about my business … better my performance. I look forward. I am positive.”
 
Yuvraj said he would miss “elder brother” Sachin Tendulkar in the Indian dressing rooms during the One-Day Internationals. Tendulkar last month announced his retirement from ODIs.
 
“I am very sad that I will miss Tendulkar in the ODI dressing room. He is such a great player. But we (the players) will talk about his contribution to Indian cricket.”
 
“Apart from that, he is a great man. Someone we always look up to. He was like an elder brother,” Yuvraj added.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: David Miller helps KXIP register 4-wicket victory

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 4: Highlights

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights

CLT20 2014: KXIP skipper George Bailey praises Akshar Patel

CLT20 2014: Glenn Maxwell thrilled with two close games at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: David Miller helps KXIP register 4-wicket victory

George Bailey dismissed for 7; Kings XI Punjab 127 for 5

Virender Sehwag out leg-before; Kings XI Punjab 111 for 4

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: Highlights

CLT20 2014: Mitchell Marsh stakes his claim for a spot in Australia’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad with late blitz for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 4: Highlights

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: Barbados Tridents’ likely XI

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate to air on October 5

Latest Cancer Research: Biosensors to detect risk of developing cancer

World Alzheimer’s Day 2014: Book to spread awareness about dementia

From Coke Zero to Mahindra Scorpio, the changing face of Indian e-commerce

Wickedleak Wammy Desire 3 tablet with 7-inch display and Android KitKat launched for Rs 5,999

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: Highlights

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 winner Ashish Sharma: I have had thoughts of quitting the show several times

CLT20 2014: KXIP skipper George Bailey praises Akshar Patel

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here