Singh vows to fight through his health problems and play for India once again
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has announced that he hoping to be included in the India squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, which will be hosted by Sri Lanka in September.
Singh has started training once again after recovering from a rare form of germ cell cancer.
“My target is to comeback in the T20 World Cup. It has been tough for the body and I am trying to build a new body over here. So, it is going to take a lot of time. In a month or half I will be ready and in another two months I should be back on track,” Singh said.
Singh has not represented India in any matches since November last year when he was diagnosed with having lung cancer.
The batsman went to the United States to have three sessions of chemotherapy before returning to India in April, where he continued the rest of his recovery treatment.
When being asked how he felt when being told that he had lung cancer, Singh stated that it was a huge shock to both him and his family.
“I think I had issues with my breathing and coughing during the World Cup, and it became worse when the IPL ended, so I just decided to go for a test and when I got diagnosed (with cancer) it was a shock to myself and especially to my mother,” he said.