Tuesday, February 7, 2012

India pray for the speedy recovery of the Cricketing Genius

SreeNair | 9:46 AM |
           Cricket fans in India are yet to come out from the trauma of the ignominious treatment they received at the hands of Australians.A shocking message awaits them.It is disheartening. Yuvaraj Singh a young genius and an ebullient warrior of the willows is diagnosed for a rare cancer.Yuvaraj has been hospitalised in Brisbane ,USA and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Dr Nikesh Rohthagi an oncologist with Max health care Saket who is heading the Indian team of Doctors attending Yuvaraj has been cited, to the great sigh of Indian cricket, as claiming that it is curable.Chemotherapy is the best treatment in such cancers.

It is a great consolation that YuvarajSingh was hospitalised at the early stage(stage1). Patients with that kind of disease are quiet often brought to the hospital at the final stage (stage 1v)and do walk out totally cured.
Times Now quotes Yuvraj's father Yograj Singh:" doctors in Boston have assured the cricketer of a full recovery that will leave him stronger."

          People from all walks of life were shuddered by the news and are praying for his speedy recovery.

"Shocked to learn of Yuvraj Singh down with cancer..Yuvraj if you read this, know that we all pray for you..All shall and will be well," Amitabh wrote on his Twitter page.

Amidst the deep concerns of the Indians on the health of their dear Yuvi , war of words is getting waged in the dressing room. India TV lets out that The Delhi Medical Council PRO Anil Bansal has claimed that the physio of Yuvi had obtained a fake degree and his credibility is questionable.The physio promptly straight batted that he has all the certificates with him.

At Pathways School ,the young cricketing buds at the Yuvaraj center of Excellence ,a cricketing academy raised by Yuvaraj have missed their mentor and wished him a speedy recovery.Though Yuvraj could train the boys only for a week since the academy opened in November,they missed their guide and the motivator.

          “I am missing those days when he was here to guide us. We are praying for his quick recovery as he has to prepare many more Yuvrajs,” Aryan Gupta, a member of the academy has been quoted as saying.

Yuvraj Singh is considered one of the best Indian youngster batsman to face the fast and tricky balls from the classes of Brettly,Macgrath and the like.Yuvraj singh a southpaw batsman and a ripping left-arm spinner is far more aggressive and demolishing against pace battery .He is also greatly athletic in the outfields . His excellent fielding skills and rapacity for the runs and exuberant catches are showcased in the Australian tours.

He has got all the shots in the book for cine girls too.

His physiotherapist Jatin Choudhary told a television news channel: "Once he is done with chemo in March, his rehabilitation would be complete by April end and he would be perfectly fit to play in May,"

Half of the battle against cancer is fought in the patients' mind. Avers Harmala of the 'CanSupport': "One has to believe in the possibility of recovery." And much to her dismay' she found patients were totally unaware of basic facts about the disease - many thought it was totally incurable and contagious. "I realised that a patient' more than anything else' needs support'" she says.

Yuvraj, known as a penchant hard cricketer wrote on Twitter.

"Reading Lance Armstrong's book it's not about the bike! I'm sure it will motivate me and pull me throu this time! Livestrong yuvstrong!"

He is inspired from Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who had manfully fought with the testicular cancer and had won numerous Tour de France titles.

He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000 (ODIs) and played his first Test match in 2003. He was the vice-captain of the ODI team from late-2007 to late-2008. At the 2007 World Twenty20 he hit six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broad,a marvellous feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and previously never in an international match between two Test cricket nations. He was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

He has not played competitive cricket since November and missed India's current tour of Australia. Yuvraj is not playing in the triangular one-day series in Australia and also will not be available for the Twenty20 Indian Premier League ( IPL) scheduled in April.

Yuvraj, who is a prolific Indian run getter has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 matches with 13 centuries.
He has also made 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000.

As with Bachen ,the country rise to invoke you:
Yuvraj, get up in the morning and say it out loud - " Everyday in every way I am getting better and better !! " You will !! The nation prays for your speedy recovery and wants you back in the battle field of cricket.

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and physician at Columbia University Medical Center, New York.Spoke to Sheela Reddy for outlookIndia.Read the link.


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