After winning his battle against a rare germ cell cancer, India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh would be the cynosure of all eyes when he starts his journey back to international cricket with the first Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Saturday.


Yuvraj was diagnosed with the ailment between his lungs within months of winning the Man of the Tournament award in the 2011 World Cup.


His career looked in jeopardy when the diagnosis was first revealed but the flamboyant all-rounder fought back after undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy.


The 30-year-old left-hander has been training hard at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore and would be looking to make a statement when he returns to the cricket field in Saturday's match.


It is something that has never happened on the cricket field and Yuvraj will go on to inspire generations when he wears the Indian colours again after more than nine months.



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