Flamboyant Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the BCCI. His thoughts and message however was crystal clear. "Stay positive to beat cancer."
Yuvraj was at an event to spread awareness about cancer. He said that he finds pity and sympathy (towards cancer patients) very irritating.
Yuvraj also rolled his arms a bit and said that he wants to make a comeback to the national side soon.
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Yuvraj Singh has resumed training after his successful treatment of a rare germ cell cancer. And he is making a slow but steady progress. (PTI Photo)
Yuvraj, who played a crucial role in India's World Cup win last year, is targeting the World T20 in September for his comeback, and is rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
"It's a big achievement for me hitting the nets. I felt happy, really good to be in the nets," he said.
But the flamboyant batsman added that a few minutes of training had him tired. "It was not a bad session, for the first time after about six months. I got tired after about 15 minutes but I am sure every day will be a better day," Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj is physically not very strong and is working on building strength. He had taken chemotherapy sessions in the United States before returning to India in April to continue his rehabilitation.
Yuvraj Singh, who couldn't play the IPL this year, made sure he met his Pune Warriors team-mates on April 26, 2012. (AFP PHOTO)
Yuvraj, who returned to the country on April 9 after treatment in the United States for more than two months, was seen waving to the crowd and talking to his team-mates at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. (AFP PHOTO)
He hugged Robin Uthappa and Murali Kartik before having a chat with team owner Subrata Roy's son Seemanto Roy. (AFP PHOTO)
He said: "I wanted to go and take guard today but I was happy to hit a few balls and see my team-mates. I am happy to see my friends and of course the crowd. It's nice to be back among my team-mates and friends. It's special today," he said. (AFP PHOTO)
Asked about the chances of Pune Warriors in the tournament, Yuvraj said, "The team is playing well. Dada (Sourav Ganguly) is leading the team well. The younger players are doing well. You never know we can go to the final." (AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE)
Yuvraj, who captained Pune Warriors last season, thanked fans, friends and well wishers for supporting him in his hour of crisis. (AFP PHOTO)
Pune skipper Ganguly, meanwhile, was happy to see Yuvraj come to boost the morale of the team. "It's good to see him, he's in the dug out," Ganguly said. (AFP PHOTO)
Yuvraj was also spotted chatting with Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar. (AFP PHOTO)
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