Team India is praying for Yuvraj Singh's speedy recovery: Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag (L) and Yuvraj Singh share a joke during a team training session last year AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Perth: Feb 7, 2012

Dashing opener Virender Sehwag said on Tuesday that the Indian cricket team is praying for a speedy recovery of star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who is currently in US for the treatment of a malignant tumour between his lungs.

“I have heard that Yuvraj is taking chemotherapy. We are hoping he would be fine and fit when he comes back. We all are praying for him,” Sehwag said.

Sehwag expressed confidence in full recovery of Yuvraj, who played a key role in India s successful campaign in the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Meanwhile, Yuvraj, who is is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, is happy being in Boston in US and not in India as unwarranted and sentimental attention would have dampened his mood, the Times of India reported.

A source close to Yuvraj s family said, “People come in for treatment and leave the hospital after a cup of coffee, smiling. It isn’t like India where cancer is treated virtually like a death warrant.”

It was reported on Tuesday that the doctor who has successfully treated Lance Armstrong for testicular cancer, has assured Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh that his son would “come back as a new champion.

According to Yograj, the doctor told Yuvraj, “I will send you back as a new champion, stronger than before. The tumour which exists in your chest will be gone like it never existed before.”

It has been learnt that the particular doctor has been impressed with the way cricketer who hails from Chandigarh is coping with the disease.

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