Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:06:20 GMT
Sports stars who braved cancer

Yuvraj Singh (Cricket)

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Having defeated cancer, Yuvraj Singh has made it to the Indian squad for the World T20 Championship to be played in Sri Lanka in September. His return to the game marks another successful triumph over the deadly disease. Yuvraj spent a couple of months in America for the treatment of a Stage-I cancerous growth on his left lung. The middle order star batsman had resumed training in July at the NCA in Bangalore. While welcoming Yuvi back from the battle, MSN India brings you a fact file on other sports personalities who have won their battle against cancer

The hero of India's successful World Cup campaign in 2011, Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with a rare tumour in the lungs later in the same year. What was earlier claimed to be a non-malignant growth by the cricketer's family, later forced the cricketer to seek chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston. During his treatment, Yuvi received inspiration from none other than Lance Armstrong. Fitness permitting, Yuvraj is all set to return to Team India colors, as he has been selected in the list of 30 probables for the T20 World cup coming up in Sri Lanka.