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Yuvraj discharged as chemotherapy ends

Yuvraj was undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare cancer, and has been discharged from hospital.

March 18, 2012, 9:13 AM IST
Yuvraj discharged as chemotherapy ends

New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who was undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, has been discharged from hospital, the India allrounder revealed on Saturday.

The 30-year-old said he has completed the third and final cycle of chemotherapy, and hopes to return to India soon. He has been in Boston for treatment since last month, but is expected to be back on the field in the first week of May, according to his doctor.

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

"Thank you 4 all ur love n wishes from the bottom of my heart I'm sure they have worked well with the doctors therapy."

After being diagnosed with the illness, Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November.

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. He was named Player of the Tournament in India's World Cup triumph at home last April for scoring 362 runs and grabbing 15 wickets in nine matches.

Left-handed Yuvraj was diagnosed with a rare condition, mediastinal seminoma - a malignant tumour between his lungs - soon after the event.

During the treatment, Yuvraj had been paid a visit by former Indian spinner Anil Kumble.

Thousands of well-wishers, including US cycling great Lance Armstrong, have also sent messages to the player, who is known for his aggressive batting and disciplined spin bowling.

Meanwhile, Yuvraj also paid tribute to his veteran teammate Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of international hundreds.

"Overwhelmed and full of emotions Tendulkar take a bow What he has achieved is immeasurable and what he has done is unachievable@sachin_rt," he tweeted. "He truly is the MASTER of his generation."

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