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India prays for Yuvraj Singh, doctors see quick recovery

India prays for Yuvraj Singh, doctors see quick recovery



NEW DELHI: India's World Cup star 
Yuvraj Singh will recover from a cancerous tumour,
 his doctor said on Monday, as politicians, sports 
officials and his teammates rallied around the 
ailing all-rounder. 

Yuvraj is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in 
the United States for a rare condition,mediastinal
seminoma, a malignant tumour located between his lungs. 

Nitesh Rohatgi, a senior Delhi-based oncologist who has been treating the 30-year-old 
cricketer, said he was confident Yuvraj will recover from the disease. 

"It is curable with the help of therapy and will not hinder Yuvraj's career in the long-term,
" Rohatgi, a consultant of medical oncology at a New Delhi hospital, told reporters. 

"I must stress it is not lung cancer. It is located between the two lungs, rather than in the
lungs. It's a rare disease, but something which can be cured. 

"I am confident he will be cured and return to cricket like before," said Rohatgi, adding 
that Yuvraj will be able to start active training by May. 

Yuvraj will start the third week of a nine-week chemotherapy treatment in the United 
States on Wednesday and will be able to do light training as he improves, the doctor said. 

Support for Yuvraj, who was named the man of the tournament after India's World Cup 
triumph in April last year, poured in from team-mates, officials and politicians across 
the country. 

"Wish Yuvraj a speedy recovery! Asking officials to find the quantum and nature of 
help required. Government should and will help him," Indian sports minister Ajay
Maken wrote onTwitter

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote on the micro-blogging site that "whatever 
Yuvraj is dealing with, we need to support him, leave him alone and allow him to 
recover soon". 

"He is a born fighter. I request media to respect Yuvraj's privacy and allow him to 
concentrate on his recovery. He will be back with a bang," said Harbhajan. 

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he did not know about the illness as he 
had not been in touch with Yuvraj, but he told PTI: "He is a pleasure to have in the side." 


Left-handed Yuvraj had a dream run in the World Cup, scoring 362 runs with his 
aggressive batting and grabbing 15 wickets with his disciplined spin bowling across 
nine matches. 

But his family said in November that the all-rounder had been battling a golf ball-sized
 non-malignant lung tumour which first affected him during the tournament. 

Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since that month when he took part in two of 
three home Tests against the West Indies. 

Vijay Mallya, who owns Indian Premier League ( IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore,
 said he was "devastated" by the news while Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna said 
"all our prayers and good wishes are with him". 

"Here's wishing Yuvraj Singh a speedy and complete recovery. On a good day there are
 few cricketers more exciting than him," Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar 
Abdullah said. 

Former diplomat and cricket-mad politician Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Yuvraj, you are 
a brave guy and a hero to millions. You will beat this illness. We are all praying for you 
to be Man of this Match. God bless." 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also wished Yuvraj a speedy recovery. 

Yuvraj has scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making 
his international debut in 2000. 

Quick recovery 

India's World Cup-winning cricket star Yuvraj Singh should be able to resume training 
in May after undergoing chemotherapy for a cancerous tumour in the United States, 
his doctor said on Monday. 

Nitesh Rohatgi, a senior Delhi-based oncologist who has been treating the 30-year-old 
all-rounder, said he was confident he would recover from the malignant tumour located 
between his lungs. 

"It is curable with the help of therapy and will not hinder Yuvraj's career in the long-term,
" Rohatgi, a consultant of medical oncology at a New Delhi hospital, told reporters. 

"I must stress it is not lung cancer. It is located between the two lungs, rather than in the
 lungs. It's a rare disease, but something which can be cured." 

Rohatgi said the cricketer would recover from the rare condition which is called 
mediastinal seminoma. 

"I am confident he will be cured and return to cricket like before," said Rohatgi, adding 
that Yuvraj will be able to start active training by May. 

Yuvraj on Wednesday starts the third week of a nine-week chemotherapy treatment in
 the United States and will be able to do light training as he improves, the doctor said. 

Left-handed Yuvraj played a key role in India's World Cup triumph last April, scoring 
362 runs and taking 15 wickets with his spin bowling to win with the player-of-the-
tournament award. 

But his family said in November that the all-rounder had been battling a golf ball-sized
 non-malignant lung tumour which first affected him during the tournament. 

Yuvraj, who has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home
 Tests against the West Indies in November, has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-
dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests.
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India prays for Yuvraj Singh, doctors see quick recovery



NEW DELHI: India's World Cup star 
Yuvraj Singh will recover from a cancerous tumour,
 his doctor said on Monday, as politicians, sports 
officials and his teammates rallied around the 
ailing all-rounder. 

Yuvraj is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in 
the United States for a rare condition,mediastinal
seminoma, a malignant tumour located between his lungs. 

Nitesh Rohatgi, a senior Delhi-based oncologist who has been treating the 30-year-old 
cricketer, said he was confident Yuvraj will recover from the disease. 

"It is curable with the help of therapy and will not hinder Yuvraj's career in the long-term,
" Rohatgi, a consultant of medical oncology at a New Delhi hospital, told reporters. 

"I must stress it is not lung cancer. It is located between the two lungs, rather than in the
lungs. It's a rare disease, but something which can be cured. 

"I am confident he will be cured and return to cricket like before," said Rohatgi, adding 
that Yuvraj will be able to start active training by May. 

Yuvraj will start the third week of a nine-week chemotherapy treatment in the United 
States on Wednesday and will be able to do light training as he improves, the doctor said. 

Support for Yuvraj, who was named the man of the tournament after India's World Cup 
triumph in April last year, poured in from team-mates, officials and politicians across 
the country. 

"Wish Yuvraj a speedy recovery! Asking officials to find the quantum and nature of 
help required. Government should and will help him," Indian sports minister Ajay
Maken wrote onTwitter

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote on the micro-blogging site that "whatever 
Yuvraj is dealing with, we need to support him, leave him alone and allow him to 
recover soon". 

"He is a born fighter. I request media to respect Yuvraj's privacy and allow him to 
concentrate on his recovery. He will be back with a bang," said Harbhajan. 

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he did not know about the illness as he 
had not been in touch with Yuvraj, but he told PTI: "He is a pleasure to have in the side." 


Left-handed Yuvraj had a dream run in the World Cup, scoring 362 runs with his 
aggressive batting and grabbing 15 wickets with his disciplined spin bowling across 
nine matches. 

But his family said in November that the all-rounder had been battling a golf ball-sized
 non-malignant lung tumour which first affected him during the tournament. 

Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since that month when he took part in two of 
three home Tests against the West Indies. 

Vijay Mallya, who owns Indian Premier League ( IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore,
 said he was "devastated" by the news while Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna said 
"all our prayers and good wishes are with him". 

"Here's wishing Yuvraj Singh a speedy and complete recovery. On a good day there are
 few cricketers more exciting than him," Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar 
Abdullah said. 

Former diplomat and cricket-mad politician Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Yuvraj, you are 
a brave guy and a hero to millions. You will beat this illness. We are all praying for you 
to be Man of this Match. God bless." 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also wished Yuvraj a speedy recovery. 

Yuvraj has scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making 
his international debut in 2000. 

Quick recovery 

India's World Cup-winning cricket star Yuvraj Singh should be able to resume training 
in May after undergoing chemotherapy for a cancerous tumour in the United States, 
his doctor said on Monday. 

Nitesh Rohatgi, a senior Delhi-based oncologist who has been treating the 30-year-old 
all-rounder, said he was confident he would recover from the malignant tumour located 
between his lungs. 

"It is curable with the help of therapy and will not hinder Yuvraj's career in the long-term,
" Rohatgi, a consultant of medical oncology at a New Delhi hospital, told reporters. 

"I must stress it is not lung cancer. It is located between the two lungs, rather than in the
 lungs. It's a rare disease, but something which can be cured." 

Rohatgi said the cricketer would recover from the rare condition which is called 
mediastinal seminoma. 

"I am confident he will be cured and return to cricket like before," said Rohatgi, adding 
that Yuvraj will be able to start active training by May. 

Yuvraj on Wednesday starts the third week of a nine-week chemotherapy treatment in
 the United States and will be able to do light training as he improves, the doctor said. 

Left-handed Yuvraj played a key role in India's World Cup triumph last April, scoring 
362 runs and taking 15 wickets with his spin bowling to win with the player-of-the-
tournament award. 

But his family said in November that the all-rounder had been battling a golf ball-sized
 non-malignant lung tumour which first affected him during the tournament. 

Yuvraj, who has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home
 Tests against the West Indies in November, has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-
dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests.
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