Mumbai: Chief cricket selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth today praised the fighting spirit shown by Yuvraj Singh after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer and said the attacking batsman deserved to make a comeback into the national team.

"I believe Yuvraj Singh has started his net practice at the NCA (in Bangalore) which is very good news for all of us.

I think a guy who has won the World Cup for us deserves to come back and I am sure he will comeback I think he has got the fighting spirit to make a comeback," said Srikkanth today.

Yuvraj won the man of the tournament award for his stunning all round display in the 2011 World Cup won by India at home before his career got interrupted when he was detected with malignant tumour between the lungs for which he underwent chemotherapy in the US.

Srikkanth said everyone was hoping fervently that the left-handed batting powerhouse will return to the team for the Twenty20 World Cup commencing on September 18 in Sri Lanka.

"The very fact that he has got over this particular thing (cancer) and come out of it and started practising shows the positive approach of that man. We are all hoping and keeping our fingers crossed and, by God's grace, we want Yuvraj back for the Twenty20 World Cup," said the former India skipper and opener.


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