Indian batsman, Yuvraj Singh, has arrived back in India after completing his cancer treatment in the United States.
Singh, who had a very rare form of treatable cancer on his left lung, announced that he felt extremely delighted to be home after spending four months in an Indianapolis hospital.
Speaking exclusively to The Times of India, Singh said: “I am back and absolutely delighted to be here. Being away from home for the past few months, I have gone through a tough time.”
Doctors expect the 30-year-old batsman to make a full recovery and say that he will be back on the pitch soon enough.
Upon arriving at New Delhi, hundreds of his fans and the press were there to see the triumphant batsman return home.
“But all’s well that ends well. That’s behind me and I am really looking forward to spending some quality time at home which includes catching up with friends and having some home food. I have missed India and all that comes with it,” Singh said.
Singh, who received the honour of being named the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup when India beat Sri Lanka in the final, has not played any professional cricket since November 2011.
Singh’s mother, Shabnam Singh, who accompanied her son through his cancer treatment, described him as “having won the World Cup again.”
Indian batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, also welcomed his teammate home.
“Yuvi – Welcome back home my brother after winning a tough battle with cancer,” Tendulkar posted on his Twitter page.