Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:04:37 GMT

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yuvraj Singh in London

London: Sachin Tendulkar, who is in London for a routine check-up of an old toe injury, paid a visit to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh while in the city.

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yuvraj Singh in London

Yuvraj, who is recovering after his treatment in a US hospital for a rare germ cell cancer, got the morale-boosting visit on Wednesday.

The two met for an hour at an apartment of Yuvraj's friend.

Yuvi, as he is fondly called by his fans, got a warm embrace from Sachin and the two posed for photographs.

Sachin also wished Yuvraj a speedy recovery and an early return to the game.

Yuvraj's fondness for Tendulkar is well-documented and the left-hander dedicated his 2011 World Cup Player-of-the-Tournament award to the senior batsman.

According to reports, Yuvraj is scheduled to return home in the 1st week of April while Sachin is expected to be back on Saturday.

During the treatment in Indianapolis, Yuvraj had been paid a visit by former India spinner Anil Kumble as well.

Yuvraj was discharged from the hospital on March 18 after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy to recover from his illness.

"3rd chemo cycles over, back from hospital n I am free. Road to recovery starts now. Can't wait to be back home," Yuvraj had tweeted after being discharged.

Yuvraj, who was in the US since February, is expected to be back on the field in the first week of May. The 30-year-old had gone bald during the treatment.

Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November last year.

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

Source: PTI

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