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I am fully fit for England tour selection: Yuvraj

Star middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chess infection he suffered after the cricket World Cup and is gearing up for the important England tour next month.

cricket Updated: Jun 22, 2011 17:10 IST

Star middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chess infection he suffered after the cricket World Cup and is gearing up for the important England tour next month.

Yuvraj said he has completely recovered from the chess infection which ruled him out of India's ongoing West Indies tour and he is available for selection for the full tour of England beginning July 15.

"I am 100 per cent fit for the tour. I am sure most of the other seniors who are battling respective injuries would be fully fit for the tour. I am really looking forward," Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a promotional programme on Wednesday.

Yuvraj said he had learnt life's lesson the hard way when he was dropped for Asia Cup last year and that became a big motivation to do well in the World Cup.

Yuvraj overcame injury (shoulder) and sickness (dengue) to become the player of the tournament in India's second World Cup triumph after 28 years.

"Only after we won the World Cup did I realise that in limelight everybody is with you but there would be nobody in times of trouble. It was a big lesson for me," he said.

"It was the toughest phase of my career and I learnt an important lesson of my career. It was very tough to tackle injury, sickness and ouster together. World Cup was my goal last year, so it became a big motivation. I prepared well," he said.