New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant lung tumour in US has gone bald and the Indian stalwart has posted his latest picture showing the after-effects of the treatment on social networking and microblogging site Twitter.

"Finally the hair has gone! But #livstrong #yuvstrong," Yuvraj posted.

The 30-year-old left-hander ‘Puttar of Punjab’ has been in the US since last month and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the Cancer Research Institute in Boston.

The ace Indian all-rounder vows to return stronger and is looking forward to wear the India jersey again.

While the entire country hopes and prays for India cricket stalwart Yuvraj Singh's recovery. The fearless batsman is under treatment for the rare extragonadal seminoma since last month.

Yuvraj could possible resume training in May, 2012 after the completion of his treatment.

Yuvraj has drawn the motivation from seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who successfully battled cancer to overcome the odds and come out on top. Yuvi is also working out regularly.


In 37 Tests he has scored 1775 runs at an average of 34.80 with the help of three centuries and 10 half-centuries.

The middle-order batsman has 8051 runs at an average of 37.62 from 274 ODI matches. He also has 13 match winning centuries and 49 half-centuries to his credit.

The highlight of which was his stellar role in India's World Cup triumph last year.

Yuvraj Singh had been instrumental in playing vital role in India winning the 2011 world cup after 28 years.

In nine matches, Yuvraj smashed 362 runs and took 15 wickets with his slow left-arm spinners to emerge as the man of the tournament and the man with golden arm for India in its quest for World Cup glory.

Earlier Yuvi had tweeted on his illness-'Thank you again to all my friends back home! I'm recovering well, yes it's tough, but tough times don't last (but) tough men do! I will fight…,' he had said, adding: 'And of course, every day I look forward to come back and wear my India jersey, my India cap and represent my country again. Jai Hind.'



Yuvraj broke into the national sphere with his under-19 World Cup winning heroics in early 2000. He signalled his arrival on the big stage at the ICC knock out championships in late 2000.

In his first innings, Yuvi scored 84 against the mighty Aussies in Nairobi, slamming the likes of Glenn McGrath all over the park. It gave a glimpse of his majestic talent.

The southpaw establish his true might in 2001 at Colombo, as he struck an unbeaten 98 to steer Team India to victory from a uncertain 38 for 4 at the Coca Cola Cup.

It was Yuvraj's magic at the Lord's in the 2002 English summer that stamped his sheer supremacy scripting one of the greatest chases (325) in one-day cricket history.

Yuvi along with Kaif, brought a sea change in Indian fielding standards.

Yuvraj had come a long way. Not just the crowd, but elsewhere too people were glued to television, watching a rare miracle on a cricket ground when he hammered six sixes of Stuart Board in Kingsmead, Durban on September 19, 2007 and the date got etched in cricketing history.

In the same match he scored 50 runs off 12 deliveries and captured the record of scoring fastest half-century in all forms of cricket.

Over the years, more than 5 million hits on YouTube have ensured that these five minutes of cricketing history are watched again and again by generations with Ravi Sashtri commentating SIX, SIX, SIX, SIX, SIX and again a SIX. The crowd got mad in Kingsmead, everybody was shouting and there was only one name on everybody lips. “YUVRAJ SINGH”.

So, join us wishing him for his quick recovery and bat for winning shot for the country soon. Comment, we will take your message to Yuvraj!


(JPN)