Ahmedabad: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was sad to hear about the ill-health of India's ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh and expressed hope that he would play again for the country.

"Sad to hear about ill-health of Yuvraj Singh. He is a fighter and I am sure he'll come out of it very soon and play again for India," Modi wrote in his twitter account.

Yuvraj, who played a stellar role in India's ODI World Cup triumph last year, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.

The 30-year-old left-hander was adjudged the Player of the tournament in the World Cup last year with 362 runs, 15 wickets and four Man-of-the-Match awards.

(Agencies)