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I will begin training in a fortnight, says Yuvraj

cricket Updated: Apr 22, 2012 00:10 IST
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Desperate to don his India jersey once again, cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recently returned to the country after undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy in USA for a rare germ cell cancer, says he is set to start training in a "week or two".

"I'll start training in a week or two. I definitely want to get back on the field as soon as possible and wear my India cap again," Yuvraj said.

As far as getting back to serious cricket is concerned, the left-hander said he would take a call depending on the way his body responds to training.

"I can't really give a time right now, because I'll have to see how my body responds to the training and the workouts," he was quoted as saying in IPL's official website.

Yuvraj, who was last year diagnosed with a malignant tumour between his lungs, returned to the country on April 9 after undergoing treatment in the US.

"The doctors haven't given me any medicine. They said the effect of chemo is completely out of my system. It's been about five weeks now and I feel stronger day by day," Yuvraj added.

Yuvraj, who led Pune Warriors in the last IPL, said the team will pull through under former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's leadership in the ongoing edition.

"He's (Ganguly) had a lot of experience as captain for Team India and he'd be the best guy to lead the team at the moment. I just hope that they get into last four, and with his experience the team can really pull through.

"My team (Pune Warriors) is doing really well and it's great to watch them play. It is an exciting experience to watch the matches as a fan for the first time," he said.