Yuvraj Singh    AFP
Yuvraj Singh AFP

Yuvraj Singh, India s star in the ICC World Cup 2011 and WT20 2007 editions, has been awarded doctorate. The doctorate has been awarded to him by ITM University, Gwalior. Apart from his batting laurels for the nation, his personal triumph over cancer is a story of inspiration for all. In view of this the ITM management gave Yuvraj a doctorate in Philosophy Honoris Causa (Ph.D h.c.).

According to ptcnews.tv, speaking on the occasion, Dr Yuvraj said: I am honoured to have been awarded this doctorate. In a way, it gives me an additional responsibility of holding the honour with great integrity and continue to live by example in everything I do.

Yuvraj also does humanitarian work through his non-charitable organisation, YouWeCan Foundation. It was founded in 2012 under the Bombay Trust Act 1950.

His foundation aims at providing help to cancer patients and survivors to get access to the right treatment including raising funds for underprivileged patients.