'Miracle' doctor behind my centuries: Yuvi

Updated: 19 November 2008 15:29 IST

The dashing left-hander said if Dr Jatin Chaudhary had not treated his knee, he would not have batted on a cricket field leave alone scoring centuries.

'Miracle' doctor behind my centuries: Yuvi

New Delhi:

Yuvraj Singh has produced two jaw-dropping knocks in the ongoing One-day series against England, but the left hander said they would not have been possible if not for the 'miracle' by his physician who treated his career-threatening knee injury.

The dashing left-hander said if Dr Jatin Chaudhary had not treated his knee, he would not have batted on a cricket field leave alone scoring centuries.

"I was advised surgery on my knee but I wasn't sure as that would have meant missing at least 4-5 months of international cricket and there was no guarantee that knee would hold on post surgery. Then, one of my friends referred me to Dr Jatin," Yuvraj said.

"Honestly, I wasn't sure if Jatin's physiotherapy would help but it is only a miracle that today my knee is almost cured," Yuvraj told a sports channel.

In his two Man-of-the-Match knocks, Yuvraj has got two hundreds during which he has taken a total of 70 singles and seven doubles for his aggregate 256 runs so far in the series. Besides this, he also bowled his quota of 10 overs in the last game at Indore without any discomfort to his left knee.

"This was a miracle and nothing else as doctors couldn't believe what they saw in the scans. No one could believe. Honestly, I myself was shocked at the results (of recovery).

"I'd tell the doctors that the ligament is showing in the scans but they'd say, 'it was impossible'. They only believed when I showed them the reports. I don't know what is it but the fact is that my knee is almost cured as i can now field, bowl and bat like I used to."

Doctor Chaudhary said, "When he came to me in July he said that he had a shoulder rupture which I treated in 10 minutes flat. Then, I started working on his knee where the scans showed there was no ligament and after 4 to 5 sessions of acupuncture, laser and physiotherapy the tests showed that ligament was coming back."

Yuvraj has now started recommending Dr Chaudhary to other sports persons.

"Sania Mirza came for treatment after Yuvraj advised her. She was ready to go to Sydney for wrist surgery but this treatment has cured her ailment," said Chaudhary who had worked with other cricketers.

"Yes, I worked on a few niggles here and there in Delhi (during Kotla Test against Australia) with Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman," Chaudhary said.



Topics : Cricket Anil Kumble Yuvraj Singh Gary Kirsten
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