Cricketer Yuvraj Singh says his new life is inspired by former American racing cyclist and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong.
“Lance is a real-life hero for me. His cancer was worse than mine. I’m highly inspired by Lance Armstrong. Even Youwecan (his initiative to combat cancer) has come
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from Livestrong (Armstrong’s similar initiative),” said Yuvi, who held a press meet in the Capital on Saturday after having successfully combated cancer.
The 30-year-old, who underwent treatment in the US, said, “Indirectly or directly, I am the face of cancer in India. And I hope we can make the society in India cancer-free.”
He is now hoping to make a comeback in the next T20 World Cup (in September).
“My target is to come back in the T20 World Cup. I have to build a new body. I have started training and in another two months, I’ll be back on track,” said Singh, adding, “It’s nice to be back, having normal meals and being like a normal human being. I now know what it means to breathe normally. God just pushed me a little bit towards himself and gave me a second chance. I don’t take my health for granted anymore.”
Asked about marriage, he said, “All I want to say is that a cancer survivor is a very strong individual and whosoever marries one will be very happy.”